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HCJ 8091/14 - HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. Transcript
Other | 8091/14 | 3.12.2014
Transcript of the hearing in the public petition filed by HaMoked and seven other human rights organizations asking the court to revisit the legality of punitive house demolition. In the hearing, the state claimed that the justification for this practice is not punishment but deterrence of potential assailants. The organizations questioned this claim and also the efficacy of demolition for deterrence. They also stressed that in any event, harm to innocent people should not be based on a slim chance of future deterrence. At the end of the hearing, the justices announced that a decision in the petition would be issued soon.
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