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27.8.2015

In response to HaMoked’s objections against the intended punitive demolition of an apartment in a residential building in Hebron: the military announces that the demolition will be carried out “manually” and by “mechanical means” to avoid damage to the rest of the structure

On August 24, 2015, HaMoked filed two objections against the military’s intention to seize and demolish the apartment in which lived the assailant in the attack at the Alon Shvut junction on November 10, 2014. One objection was filed on behalf of the assailant’s wife, and the other on behalf of the neighbors – 50 in number – who live in the same building, given that the targeted apartment is located on the third floor of the building.

On August 26, 2015, HaMoked received the military’s response, which rejected both objections. Still, the military clarified that in order to avoid damage to the adjacent apartments, “the decision has been made to perform the demolition of the housing unit where the assailant had lived manually, by demolishing the non-constructive elements only, and using mechanical means”.

The military repeated its familiar claim that using Regulation 119 of the Mandate-era Defense (Emergency) Regulations in order to demolish residential buildings was aimed at “establishing effective deterrence against potential assailants”, and stressed that the purpose of exercising the authority under Regulation 119 was to clarify to any “potential assailants” that “their deeds will have repercussions not only for their victims and for themselves, but also for their family members”.
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