Netanyahu: Home demolitions an effective tool against terror, I hope High Court rules quickly

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 22, 2015 17:47

 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that destroying the homes of the families of terrorists is one of the most effective tools to deter suicide attackers and he hopes that the High Court of Justice will come to a decision on the matter swiftly.

Netanyahu's comments came after the High Court on Thursday issued a temporary order freezing the demolition of the house belonging to the family of the terrorists who killed Eitam and Naama Henkin early this month pending a discussion of a petition against the demolitions.

"Our problem is the disconnect between the act and the consequence of the act," Netanyahu said. "Therefore, we want to minimize the time and I hope that the the High Court will make its decision as quickly as possible."

He added that "if they decide, and usually they decide yes to demolish, it's better to do so close to the incident, within a number of days rather than weeks or months."

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