Court Upholds Demolition of Har Nof Terrorists Homes

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

The Israeli High Court has upheld the demolition order on the houses of Uday and Ghassan Abu Jamal, the two terrorists who perpetrated the Har Nof massacre in November.

The Yerushalayim residency of Nadia Abu Jamal, Ghassan’s wife, and their children was revoked, requiring them to leave Israeli territory and making them ineligible for any financial benefits from the state.

The court also upheld the demolition order on the home of Mohamad Jabis, also from Jabel Mukaber, who overturned a bus and killed a pedestrian with a bulldozer from the construction site where he worked on August 4.

However, the Court intervened on Wednesday night to stay the demolition order for the home of Palestinian terrorist Mu’taz Hijazi, who attempted to assassinate activist Yehuda Glick.

Hijazi shot Glick multiple times in the chest and abdomen at point-blank range outside the Begin Heritage Center in Yerushalayim, where he worked in the kitchen. He then fled on a motorcycle.

Hijazi, a member of Islamic Jihad, was killed during a shootout with police outside of his home in the Abu Tor the next day.

The panel of three judges took into consideration Glick’s recovery from the attack and the fact that Hijazi’a family had no prior knowledge of the crime.