Demolition of terrorist's home halted

High Court issues injunction prohibiting IDF from tearing down Mercaz shooter's e. J'lem house.

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(photo credit: Channel 2)
The High Court of Justice on Tuesday issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the IDF from demolishing the house of the terrorist who gunned down eight students in the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in March. Justice Salim Jubran ruled in response to a petition from the terrorist's father, Hisham Hussein Abu Dhaim. Responding to the decision, MK Arieh Eldad (NU/NRP) said "the High Court, as is its habit, is protecting Israel's enemies." A month ago, Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the defense establishment to start the process of demolishing Ala Abu Dhaim's house in Jebl Mukaber, east Jerusalem, after consulting with senior defense officials, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israel Police. Abu Dhaim was killed by an IDF officer after the shooting spree.