An appeal to the Supreme Court requesting to demolish the houses of the killers of Abu Khdeir
July 8, 2016

The family of Martyr Mohammad Abu Khdeir submitted an appeal through its lawyer, Mohannad Jbara, to the Israeli Supreme Court and against the Israeli Minister of Security after he refused the family’s request to demolish the houses of the three settlers who killed their son.

Lawyer Mohannad Jbara explained that he submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court after the Israeli Minister of Security refused to demolish the houses of the three settlers under the pretext that “terrorism is different from Arab terrorism” and demolishing killers’ houses is a way of deterring others and not a punishment. The Minister said there is no need to demolish the settlers’ houses because what happened was an individual act and not a widespread phenomenon in the Jewish community. He said that this crime also shocked Israelis showing that terrorist attacks are not common in the Jewish community.

Lawyer Jbara explained in the appeal he submitted to the Supreme Court that the Israeli community is recently showing extremism against Palestinians such as burning Dawabsheh family, burning the Bilingual School in Jerusalem, killing an injured Palestinians in Hebron by an Israeli soldier and killing Mohammad Abu Khdeir which requires deterrence for those thinking to carry out similar attacks against Palestinians.

Jbara explained that the Supreme Court judge “Mazooz” ordered to hold a session soon to discuss the appeal in front of three other judges because of the importance of this matter.

The family of Martyr Abu Khdeir had submitted a request to the Israeli Minister of Security to demolish the killers’ houses and also requested the Israeli Minister of Interior to suspend the citizenship of the settlers. The lawyer explained that the convictions and sentences issued against the killers of Abu Khdeir showed that the attack was carried out from an ideological perspective only because Abu Khdeir is an Arab Palestinian and this crime could not be classified anything but pure terrorism according to article “1 A” from the Israeli law to prevent the financing of terrorism for the year 2005 which gives the Israeli Minister of Interior and Minister of Security the right to immediately work on the demolition of the killers’ houses and suspension of their citizenships.