High Court Splits on Terrorists Home Demolitions

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Judges on Israel’s High Court split their ruling on two terrorist home demolitions, allowing one and disallowing the other, after heated arguments on Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post reported.

By a vote of 3 to 0, the court’s Vice President Elyakim Rubinstein, Justice Menahem Mazuz and Justice Zvi Zilbertal rejected the state’s proposal to tear down the residence of Nur a-Din Hashiya’s family following his alleged stabbing and murder of IDF soldier Almog Shiloni, Hy”d, near Tel Aviv Hahagana train station in 2014.

However, the court approved 2-1 the house demolition of Rajoub Aluya, charged with the murders of Naama and Eitam Henkin, Hy”d, in October.

Tuesday’s ruling might be a harbinger of more resistance to the demolitions in the High Court, which cited the significant delay between the house demolition order and the incident, which occurred in 2014. On that basis, petitioners against demolitions in the future could hope to win the court to their side when delays occur.