High Court slammed for delaying demolitions of terrorists’ homes

The High Court in Jerusalem issued a temporary injunction Thursday against demolishing the homes of the terrorists who murdered Eitam and Na’ama Henkin, Danny Gonen and Malachi Rosenfeld, until next Tuesday, pending the State’s response to the appeal filed by the killers’ family. Justice Uzi Fogelman was widely criticized for suspending the demolition order on the grounds that delays weakened the deterrent effectiveness of this anti-terror penalty. Prime Minister Netanyahu stressed that quickly destroying the homes of terrorist families is one of the most effective tools for deterring suicide attacks. He hoped the High Court would act swiftly to reach a decision. .

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