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HCJFH 360/15 - HaMoked - Center for the Defence of the Individual et al.v. Minister of Defense Respondents' Response
Court Documents | 360/15 | 12.2.2015
The state's response to the motion filed by HaMoked and seven other human rights organizations for a further hearing in the public petition, which was rejected by the court, against the punitive house demolition policy. The state objects to the motion given that the court has already determined that the petition's main arguments had been considered by the court in the past. The state asserts that the HCJ's dismissal of the public petition contained no novel "ruling", which, so it holds, is necessary for grant of further hearing. The state also claims that there are slim chances that the case law upholding use of Regulation 119 for house demolition will be reversed.
State to HCJ: No room for further review of punitive house demolitions after general petition filed by HaMoked against it was dismissed
In a legal opinion from 1968, then legal advisor of the Israeli foreign ministry determines that punitive demolition of houses in the OPT contradicts international law: HaMoked and other human rights organizations request the court to hold a further, expanded hearing in the general petition recently rejected
The HCJ dismissed the motion for further hearing before an expanded panel in the public petition against punitive home demolitions: Court President Naor ruled that “this petition, at the time it was filed, was not the optimal vehicle for the applicants’ arguments…” (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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