Israel’s High Court rejected petitions against the demolitions of the homes of two Palestinian terrorists who carried out random, unprovoked, yet brutal murders of Israelis in Jerusalem.
By Shlomo Pitrikovski
The High Court on Tuesday evening rejected petitions by the families of two terrorists who carried out attacks in Jerusalem and which the IDF had issued demolition orders for their homes.
The two terrorists in question are Bahaa Alian, who carried out a terror attack on a bus in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on October 13, and Alaa Abu Jamal, the terrorist who carried out a stabbing and car attack on Malchei Yisrael Street the same day.
Justices Yitzhak Amit and Tzvi Zilbertal ruled that the demolition of the two houses must be carried out according to the demolition orders issued by the IDF’s Central Command and Home Front Command.
The judges noted that in this context one must follow earlier court rulings which permitted demolitions of terrorists’ homes and which, according to the judges, is still valid even today.
Last month, the High Court approved the demolition of the homes of six terrorists, rejecting a motion filed against the demolitions by a leftist group and ruling that the homes of the murderers of the Eitam and Naama Henkin, Danny Gonen and Malachi Rosenfeld will be razed. Those demolitions have since taken place.
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