On Tuesday, July 4, High court of justice rejected the appeal filed by the family of Muhammad Abu hdeyra, to destroy the homes of his killers. The appellants were required to apply to «Jewish terrorists» the same rules and laws that apply to Arab terrorists.
Judge Elyakim Rubinstein in his decision stated that the appeal is dismissed because it was filed later than the statutory deadline. These periods, said the judge, are the same for Jewish and Arab citizens.
Against the demolition of the homes of Yosef Chaim Ben David and two minors, convicted for the murder of an Arab teenager in 2014, was also made by General Prosecutor’s office. The Prosecutor’s office relied on the opinion of the defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who believes that the practice of house demolitions as a deterrent should be applied only to the Arabs of Judea and Samaria, and East Jerusalem, and should not apply to other populations. The Prosecutor General pointed out: if in the future will increase dramatically the number of attacks perpetrated by terrorists from other groups, the position on this issue will be reviewed.
16-year-old Muhammad Abu Hdeyr was killed on 2 July 2014. His murder was committed in retaliation for the killing of Hamas terrorists Israelis Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaera and ifrah. Police later arrested three suspected of involvement in the murder of the Arab teenager. The trial began in September 2014.
In may 2016 Yosef Chaim Ben-David, the Central defendant in the case was sentenced to life imprisonment and 20 years in prison. Two minor partner Ben David was found guilty of murder, kidnapping and causing grievous bodily harm. 17-year-old boy, who according to the verdict of the court was directly involved in the murder of a teenager, sentenced to life imprisonment and in addition to three years in prison. 16-year-old convict sentenced to 21 years in prison. In addition, the offenders pay the victim’s family compensation in the amount of 60 thousand shekels. The names of the prisoners are still prohibited for publication.