YnetNews By: Telem Yahav and Yael Friedson
The Supreme Court delayed on Thursday the demolition of the homes of the terrorists who murdered Malachi Rosenfeld, Danny Gonen and Naama and Eitam Henkin.
The demolition had been slated for Thursday, but the families of the terrorists submitted petitions to the Supreme Court via the Center for the Defence of the Individual, an Israeli NGO.
The judge, Uzi Fogelman, issued a temporary order preventing the demolitions from taking place until the petitions have been investigated. The NGO submitted a total of nine petitions, requesting that the military be ordered to cancel demolition orders that had been issued against six residential dwellings in the West Bank.
Six petitions were submitted in the name of the families concerned, with the remaining three submitted in the name of their neighbors.
“This is a disproportionate means of punishment,” the NGO said. “It lacks balance between the alleged benefit of deterring potential attacks and between the damage caused to entire families by the demolition of their homes.”