Palestinian terrorists, Muhammed Muhamra & Khalid Muhamra’s homes were destroyed after the Supreme Court rejected family’s petitions, saying: Destroying the homes of terrorists “significantly contributes to deterrence at this time.”
The Israeli military, in cooperation with the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria, demolished the homes of the two Palestinian terrorists behind the deadly attack at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market in June.
The military says the West Bank homes of cousins Muhammed Muhamra and Khalid Muhamra were demolished early Thursday.
In the Tel Aviv attack, the terrorists, both dressed in black suits, opened fire at a restaurant in a popular shopping and dining district. Four people were murdered and several were wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in a 10-month wave of violence. The attackers were apprehended near the scene.
About two weeks ago, the Supreme Court rejected petitions from the terrorists’ families, thereby allowing the military to demolish their homes. In one case, the court partially accepted the petition, allowing the military to demolish only the floor where the terrorist lived.
One of the terrorists said in the investigation that his family supports the Islamic State group, and that his father was aware that he used an uncle’s car to trade weapons.
Supreme Court Justice Uri Shoham ruled that destroying the homes of terrorists “significantly contributes to deterrence at this time.”
He also rejected the argument that security forces do not demolish the homes of Jewish terrorists, quoting a ruling from Justice Noam Sohlberg, which stated that the number of gruesome Jewish terrorist attacks, while they have occurred, is not great enough to justify putting the policy into action, especially because such attacks have been denounced by all sectors of Jewish society, making deterrence unnecessary.
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