Israeli High Court approves demolition of 5 terrorists’ homes

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( Israel’s High Court of Justice on Thursday rendered a unanimous ruling allowing the state to demolish the homes of five Palestinian terrorists involved in the killing of four Israelis.

Among the terrorists whose homes have been condemned are the murderers of Naama and Eitam Henkin, a couple from Neria who were gunned down in front of their children in October, as well as Malachi Rosenfeld and Danny Gonen, who were shot and killed in separate terrorist attacks in late June.

“Razing homes is an unusually harsh measure, mostly as it harms a terrorist’s family, who is often ignorant of his nefarious plans. Nevertheless, at times there is no choice but to employ demolition as a measure of deterrence,” Israeli Chief Justice Miriam Naor said, Israel Hayom reported.

Posted on November 13, 2015 .