Israel decides to demolish the home of a Palestinian citizen in East Jerusalem
Israel decided to demolish the home of a Palestinian citizen in East Jerusalem, who was killed while carrying out a shooting attack that killed an Israeli.
And the Israeli army said – in a written statement sent a copy of it to Anadolu Agency – that the commander of the army’s Home Front Command, Uri Gordin, signed yesterday, Sunday, an order “to confiscate and demolish the house of Fadi Mahmoud Eid Abu Shekhedem.”
He added that Abu Shchidem “carried out a shooting attack on November 21 in the Bab al-Silsila area in the Old City of Jerusalem.”
Abu Shkhaydam was shot dead in the accident by the Israeli security forces, and the authorities are still holding his body.
The house is located in the Shuafat camp for Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem.
On December 31, the Israeli army rejected a petition submitted by the Israeli left-wing (non-governmental) organization for the defense of the individual “HaMoked”, against the demolition decision.
The family was given a period until January 5 to appeal the decision to the Israeli Supreme Court.
But the court usually approves demolition orders.
Israel refuses to stop the policy of collective punishment, which it pursues towards the families of the perpetrators of attacks against its forces or settlers, despite the numerous criticisms from human rights institutions.
In implementing the decisions to demolish the homes of the perpetrators, the Israeli government relies on the emergency law issued during the British Mandate of Palestine in 1945.