Court rejects Ariel terrorist’s family’s petition against home demolition

Abu Lila shot at IDF soldiers during his attempted arrest. He was killed in an exchange of fire.

April 17, 2019 00:34
Manhunt for Ariel terrorist (IDF SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE)

Manhunt for Ariel terrorist (IDF SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE). (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE)


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The High Court of Justice rejected the Ariel terrorist’s family’s petition to save their home on Tuesday, according to Ynet. 

The family of Omar Abu Lila, who killed two Israelis and severely injured one in March, petitioned the court against the IDF’s order to demolish their home. Israel has a policy of destroying the homes of terrorists despite that some NGOs and human rights groups criticize the use of collective punishment. 
The IDF believes these demolitions are a deterrent for potential attackers. 
Abu Lila shot at IDF soldiers during his attempted arrest. He was killed in an exchange of fire. No soldiers were reported to be injured during the incident. 

Nevertheless, homes razed by the Israeli military have been rebuilt, most recently by the family of Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa, who shot dead two Israeli civilians in the Barkan industrial zone in October.

Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report. 

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