… and a few banana republics perhaps. The homes of the
suspected (but as yet not found guilty) murderers of the three Israeli
teenagers are to be razed to the ground, with any objections raised by the
families dismissed by the Zionist Entity’s Supreme Court. It seems more like
the Occupation Forces rule supreme in the ‘villa in the Middle East’. ‘Naziesque’
really does spring to mind…
Homes of suspected kidnappers can be
razed, Israel’s high court rules
(JTA) — Israel’s Supreme
Court dismissed objections to an order to demolish the homes of the suspected
kidnappers and murderers of three Israeli teens in June.
ruling, the court said it found no reason to interfere in the razing of the
homes by the Israeli army scheduled for Thursday.
families argued that the home demolitions constitute collective punishment and
that the suspects have not yet been found guilty, according to Haaretz. They
also argued that the decision was hypocritical because the army will not
demolish houses of Jewish terrorists who kidnapped an Arab teen, Mohammed Abu
Khdeir, last month.
But the court
accepted the argument of the Israeli army, which said the home demolitions aim
to deter Palestinians from future terrorist acts. The court rejected
the claim that the murders of the three teens and Khdeir are equal. The Israeli
government has ruled that the kidnapping and murder of Khdeir was terrorism.
overlooking the shocking case of the murder of the teenage boy Mohammed Abu
Khdeir, a case that shocked the country and sparked wall-to-wall condemnations,
but this was the rarest of rare occurrences,” Justice Yoram Danziger wrote in
his decision, according to Haaretz. “Therefore, it seems to me there’s no place
for the artificial symmetry claimed by the petitioners to support their claim
of discriminatory enforcement.”
suspects — Amer Abu Aisheh and brothers Marwan and Hussam Qawasmeh — are
accused of kidnapping and murdering Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal
Yifrach. Only Hussam Qawasmeh, who is suspected of aiding the kidnapping and
murder, is in Israeli custody; the others remain at large.