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4.4.2016

Updated summary on punitive home demolitions: 4.4.2016

27 homes demolished in 2014-2016 (as of 4.4.2016) and no. of untargeted homes damaged as a result*

  • 4.4.2016 – military demolished Nasser family home in Qabatiya; attack on 3.2.2016, in which Hadar Cohen was killed; demolition order issued 24.2.2016, petition 1999/16 on behalf of the family and HaMoked, filed 9.3.2016; judgment issued 24.3.2016.
  • 4.4.2016 – military demolished Kamil family home in Qabatiya; attack on 3.2.2016, in which Hadar Cohen was killed; demolition order issued 24.2.2016, petition 2002/16 on behalf of the family and HaMoked, filed 9.3.2016; judgment issued 24.3.2016.
  • 4.4.2016 – military demolished Abu a-Rob family home in Qabatiya; attack on 3.2.2016, in which Hadar Cohen was killed; demolition order issued 24.2.2016, petition 1938/16 on behalf of the family and HaMoked, filed 8.3.2016; judgment issued 24.3.2016.
  • 31.3.2016 – military demolished Masudi family home in Hebron; attack on 7.12.2015 in which Gennady Kaufman was killed; demolition order issued 4.2.2016; petition 1630/16 on behalf of the family and HaMoked, filed 28.2.2016; judgment issued 23.3.2016.
  • 8.3.2016 – military sealed the Sqafi family home in Hebron; attack on 4.11.2015, in which Benjamin Yakubovich was killed; demolition order issued 3.1.2016; petition HCJ 1014/16 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 7.2.2016; judgment issued 28.2.2016.
  • 23.2.2016 – military demolished the Khalil family home in Dura; attack on 19.11.2015, in which Reuven Aviram and Aharon Yesayev were killed; demolition order issued 19.1.2016; petition HCJ 968/16 filed on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 4.2.2016; judgment issued 14.2.2016.
  • 23.2.2016 – military demolished the Harub family home in Khirbit Deir Samit, Hebron District; attack on 19.11.2015, in which Shadi Arafa, Yaakov Don and Ezra Schwartz were killed; demolition order issued 30.12.2015; petition HCJ 967/16 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 4.2.2016; judgment issued 14.2.2016.
  • 9.1.2016 – military demolished the Halabi family home in Surda, Ramallah District; attack on 3.10.2015, in which Aharon Bennett and Nehemia Lavi were killed; demolition order issued 17.10.2015; petition HCJ 8567/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed on 13.12.2015 and petition HCJ 8782/15 on behalf of property owner and HaMoked filed on 20.12.2015; judgment issued 28.12.2015.
  • 4.1.2016 – military irreversibly sealed the Abu Jamal family home in Jabal al-Mukabber, East Jerusalem; attack on 13.10.2015, in which Yeshayahu Krishevsky was killed; demolition order issued 3.11.2015; petition HCJ 8150/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 30.11.2015; judgement issued 22.12.2015.
  • 4.1.2016 – military demolished the ‘Alyan family home in Jabal al-Mukabber, East Jerusalem; attack on 13.10.2015, in which Alon Andrei Govberg, Chaim Haviv and Richard Lakin were killed; demolition order issued 11.11.2015; petition HCJ 8154/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked and petition HCJ 8156/15 on behalf of neighbors and HaMoked filed on 30.11.2015; judgment issued 22.12.2015; additional apartment in the same building and the building’s drain and sewage pipes sustained damage.
  • 3.12.2015 – military demolished the ‘Aleiwa family home in Nablus; attack on 1.10.2015, in which Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed; demolition order issued 20.10.2015; petition HCJ 7220/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 27.10.2015; judgment issued 1.12.2015; five additional apartments in the same building sustained severe damage and rendered inhabitable. Lesser damage caused to nine adjacent homes and a mosque (data on collateral damage courtesy of OCHA).
  • 2.12.2015 – military demolished the ‘Akari family home in Shu’fat Refugee Camp, East Jerusalem; attack on 5.11.2014, in which Jidan Assad and Shalom Baadani were killed; demolition order issued 20.11.2014; petition HCJ 8025/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 26.11.2014; judgment issued 31.12.2014; three additional apartments in the same building sustained damage in various degrees (data on collateral damage courtesy of OCHA); in a hearing in petition HCJ 6745/15, the state claimed that two previous attempts to carry out this demolition order had failed because of riots at the refugee camp – during the second attempt a resident of the camp was killed and three others were injured.
  • 16.11.2015 – military demolished the Abu Shahin family home in Qalandia Refugee Camp, Ramallah District; attack on 19.6.2015, in which Danny Gonen was killed; demolition order issued 15.10.2015; petition HCJ 7081/15 on behalf of apartment owner Mrs. Hassan ‘Amer and HaMoked filed on 22.10.2015; judgment issued 12.11.2015; two additional apartments sustained severe damage and rendered inhabitable: one in the same building, the other in an adjacent building. Lesser damage caused to five additional apartments in nearby buildings (data on collateral damage courtesy of B’Tselem).
  • 14.11.2015 – military demolished the Hamed family home in Silwad, Ramallah District; attack on 29.6.2015, in which Malachi Rosenfeld was killed; demolition order issued 15.10.2015; petition HCJ 7084/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 22.10.2015; judgment issued 12.11.2015; eight adjacent buildings sustained damage (data on collateral damage courtesy of B’Tselem).
  • 14.11.2015 – military demolished the Kusa family home in Nablus; attack on 1.10.2015, in which Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed; demolition order issued 15.10.2015; petition HCJ 7087/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked and petition HCJ 7092/15 on behalf of neighbors and HaMoked filed on 22.10.2015; judgment issued 12.11.2015; two additional apartments in the same building sustained severe damage and rendered inhabitable (data on collateral damage courtesy of B’Tselem).
  • 14.11.2015 – military demolished the Haj Hamed family home in Nablus; attack on 1.10.2015, in which Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed; demolition order issued 15.10.2015; petition HCJ 7085/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked and petition HCJ 7076/15 on behalf of neighbors and HaMoked filed 22.10.2015; judgment issued 12.11.2015; two additional apartments in the same building sustained severe damage and rendered inhabitable (data on collateral damage courtesy of B’Tselem).
  • 14.11.2015 – military demolished the Rizziq family home in Nablus; attack on 1.10.2015, in which Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed; demolition order issued 15.10.2015; petition HCJ 7079/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 22.10.2015, and petition HCJ 7082/15 on behalf of neighbors and HaMoked filed 5.11.2015; judgment issued 12.11.2015; two additional apartments in the same building sustained severe damage and rendered inhabitable (data on collateral damage courtesy of B’Tselem).
  • 20.10.2015 – military demolished the Hashlamun family home in Hebron; attack on 10.11.2014, in which Dalia Lemkus was killed; demolition order issued 19.8.2015; petition HCJ 5844/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked and petition HCJ 5839/15 on behalf of neighbors and HaMoked filed 15.10.2015; judgment issued 15.10.2015; yard of neighboring apartment sustained damage.
  • 6.10.2015 – military demolished the Ghassan Abu Jamal family home in Jabal al-Mukabber, East Jerusalem; attack on 18.11.2014, in which Avraham Goldberg, Aryeh Kupinsky, Kalman Levine, Haim Rothman, Zidan Saif and Moshe Twersky were killed; demolition order issued 20.11.2014; petition HCJ 8066/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 27.11.2014; judgment issued 31.12.2014; seven additional apartments sustained damage in various degrees.
  • 6.10.2015 – military irreversibly sealed the room of Mu'taz Hijazi in his family home in Abu Tur, East Jerusalem; attack on 29.10.2014: the shooting of Yehuda Glick; demolition order issued 19.11.2014; petition HCJ 8024/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 26.11.2014; judgement issued 15.6.2015.
  • 6.10.2015 – military demolished the Ja'abis family home in Jabal al-Mukabber, East Jerusalem; attack on 4.8.2014, in which Avraham Walles was killed; demolition order issued 13.11.2014; petition HCJ 7823/14 on behalf of family by private attorney filed 18.11.2014; judgment issued 31.12.2014; four additional apartments sustained damage (data on collateral damage courtesy of OCHA).
  • 1.7.2015 – military irreversibly sealed the Udai Abu Jamal family home in Jabal al-Mukabber, East Jerusalem; attack on 18.11.2014, in which Avraham Goldberg, Aryeh Kupinsky, Kalman Levine, Haim Rothman, Zidan Saif and Moshe Twersky were killed; demolition order issued 20.11.2014; petition HCJ 8070/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 2.12.2014; judgment issued 31.12.2014.
  • 19.11.2014 – military demolished the Shaludi family home in Silwan, East Jerusalem; attack on 22.10.2014, in which infant Chaya Zissel Braun and Karen Yemima Mosquera were killed; demolition order issued 14.11.2014; having no faith in the Israeli justice system, family opted not to challenge the demolition order.
  • 18.8.2014 – military demolished the Husam Qawasmeh family home in Hebron; attack on 13.6.2014: the abduction and killing of three youths, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Sha'er and Eyal Yifrah; demolition order issued 16.7.2014; petition HCJ 5300/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 31.7.2014; judgment issued 11.8.2014.
  • 18.8.2014 – military irreversibly sealed the Marwan Qawasmeh family home in Hebron; attack on 13.6.2014: the abduction and killing of three youths, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Sha'er and Eyal Yifrah; demolition order issued 16.7.2014; petition HCJ 5290/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 31.7.2014; judgment issued 11.8.2014.
  • 18.8.2014 – military demolished the Abu Ayesha family home in Hebron; attack on 13.6.2014: the abduction and killing of three Israeli youths, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Sha'er and Eyal Yifrah; demolition order issued 16.7.2014; petition HCJ 5295/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 31.7.2014; judgment issued 11.8.2014; additional apartment sustained damage (data on collateral damage courtesy of OCHA).
  • 2.7.2014 – military demolished the Awwad family home in Idhna, Hebron District; attack on 14.4.2014, in which Baruch Mizrahi was killed; demolition order issued 23.6.2014; petition HCJ 4597/14 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed on 29.6.2014; judgment issued 1.7.2014; two additional apartments and ground-floor storage rooms in the same building sustained damage in various degrees.


  • *  On 29.10.2015, the HCJ held a hearing on HaMoked’s petitions against the intended punitive demolition of six homes. In the hearing, in view of the state’s practice of delaying the execution of demolition orders which the court had already approved, the justices instructed the state to supply the details of all issued demolition orders which the court had approved since 2013, including the dates of the judgment and actual demolition in each case. This court demand has led HaMoked to monitor the demolition dates, presented herein.

Petition against punitive demolition scheduled for HCJ hearing on 6.4.2016 at 9:00 AM

  • 28.3.2016 – petition 2528/16 filed on behalf of the Masalha family and HaMoked; attack on 9.3.2016, in which Taylor Force, American citizen, was killed; demolition order for the family home in Hajjah in Qalqiliya District, issued 10.3.2016.

Petitions pending judgment of the HCJ

  • 23.3.2016, hearing in HCJ 1817/16, filed by the Abu Ghoash family and HaMoked, and HCJ 1802/16 filed on behalf of the neighbors; both petitions filed 3.3.2016; attack on 25.1.2016 in the Beit Horon settlement, in which Shlomit Krigman was killed; demolition order for the Abu Ghoash family home in the Qalandia Refugee Camp issued 18.2.2016.
  • 21.3.2016, hearing in petition HCJ 1624/16, filed on behalf of the Hamad family and HaMoked 28.2.2016; attack on 23.12.2015, in which killed Reuven Birmajer and Ofer Ben Ari were killed. Ben Ari was accidentally shot by border-police officers; demolition order for the Hamad family home in Qalandia Refugee Camp issued 4.2.2016.
  • 21.3.2016, HCJ in petition 1627/16, filed on behalf of the ‘Assaf family and HaMoked 28.2.2016; attack on 23.12.2015, in which Reuven Birmajer and Ofer Ben Ari, were killed. Ben Ari was accidentally shot by border-police officers; demolition order for the ‘Assaf family home in Qalandia Refugee Camp issued 4.2.2016.
  • 14.3.2016 – HCJ hearing in petition 1631/16 on behalf of the ‘Aliwi family and HaMoked, filed 28.2.2016; attack on 1.10.2015, in which Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed; demolition order for the family home in Nablus issued 4.2.2016.
  • 14.3.2016 – HCJ hearing in petition 1638/16 on behalf of the Sayah family, filed 28.2.2016; attack on 1.10.2015, in which Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed; demolition order for the family home in Nablus issued 4.2.2016.
  • 14.3.2016 – HCJ hearing in petition 1629/16 on behalf of the ‘Amar family, filed 28.2.2016; attack on 1.10.2015, in which Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed; demolition order for the family home in Nablus issued 4.2.2016.
  • 13.3.2016 – HCJ hearing in petition 1633/16 on behalf of the D’es family, filed 28.2.2016; attack on 17.1.2016, in which Dafna Meir was killed; demolition order for the family home in Beit ‘Amra in Hebron District, issued 4.2.2016.

Demolition order objections pending military decision

  • 15.11.2015 – objections filed on behalf of the Abu Ghanem family (lessee) and the property owner; attack on 13.10.2015, in which Alon Andrei Govberg, Chaim Haviv and Richard Lakin were killed; demolition order for the family home in Jabal al-Mukabber in East Jerusalem, issued 11.11.2015.

Demolition order objection rejected by the military

  • 31.3.2016 – military rejected objection filed by Abu Zeid family; attack on 3.2.2016, in which Hadar Cohen was killed; demolition order for the family home in Qabatiya issued 25.3.2016.

Sealing order upheld by HCJ, not yet executed

  • 3.4.2016 – HCJ upholds sealing order for the Dwayat family home in Sur Bahir, East Jerusalem; HCJ 1721/16 on behalf of the family and HaMoked, filed 1.3.2016; attack on 13.9.2015, in which Alexander Levlovich was killed; sealing order for the family home issued 4.2.2016.

Demolition and sealing orders cancelled by the HCJ

  • 3.4.2016 – HCJ cancelled sealing order issued for Twail family home in Sur Bahir, East Jerusalem, in petition 1777/16, filed on behalf of the family and HaMoked, court ruled sealing order must be revoked due to disproportionality given the youth’s relatively minor role in the incident; attack on 13.9.2015, in which Alexander Levlovich was killed; sealing order for the family home issued 4.2.2016.
  • 3.4.2016 – HCJ cancelled sealing order issued for Atrash family home in Sur Bahir, East Jerusalem, in petition 1336/16, filed on behalf of the family and HaMoked, court ruled sealing order must be revoked due to disproportionality given the youth’s relatively minor role in the incident; attack on 13.9.2015, in which Alexander Levlovich was killed; sealing order for the family home issued 4.2.2016.
  • 3.4.2016 – HCJ cancelled sealing order issued for Abu Kaf family home in Sur Bahir, East Jerusalem, in petition 1337/16, on behalf of the family and HaMoked, court ruled sealing order must be revoked due to disproportionality given the youth’s relatively minor role in the incident; attack on 13.9.2015, in which Alexander Levlovich was killed; sealing order for the family home in the Sur Bahir Neighborhood in East Jerusalem, issued 4.2.2016.
  • 31.3.2016 – HCJ cancelled demolition order issued for the Mar'i family home in Qarawat Bani Hassan, Salfit District; in petition 1125/16 on behalf of family and HaMoked, the court ruled demolition order must be revoked due to insufficient residency ties; attack on 3.10.2015, in which Aharon Bennett and Nehemia Lavi were killed; demolition order issued 20.1.2016.
  • 1.12.2015 – HCJ cancelled demolition order issued for the Abu Hashiyeh family home in Askar Refugee Camp, Nablus; in petition 6745/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked, court ruled demolition order must be cancelled due to excessive delay in issuance; attack on 10.11.2014, in which Almog Shiloni was killed; demolition order issued 3.10.2015.
  • 12.11.2015 – HCJ cancelled demolition order issued for the Ishak An’am family home in Silwad, Ramallah District; in the petition, HCJ 7040/15, filed on behalf of the property owner by a private attorney, the court ruled that the apartment would not be demolished provided the owner evicted the family; attack on 29.6.2015, in which Malachi Rosenfeld was killed; petition HCJ 7077/15 on behalf of family and HaMoked filed 22.10.2015 and petition HCJ 7180/15 on behalf of neighbors and HaMoked filed 26.10.2015 – both were rejected.

95 homes surveyed by military but not yet ordered for punitive demolition

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