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HaMoked to the HCJ: if the state’s request for a further hearing on a punitive home demolition order is accepted, the hearing must be a comprehensive and in-depth review of the legality of this policy
HCJFH 5924/20 - Military Commander of the Judea and Samaria Area et al. v. Abu Baher et al. Petition for Further Hearing and Request to Schedule a Hearing as Soon as Possible
Petition to HCJ  |  5924/20  |  25.8.2020
Rare Israeli ruling against practice of demolishing homes of Palestinians accused of violence
Foreign Press, Steve Hendrix  |  19.8.2020
Published in the Washington Post
HCJ 4853/20 - Abu Baher et al. v. Military Commander of the West Bank Area et al. Judgment
Judgment / Supreme Court  |  4853/20  |  10.8.2020
In a majority opinion, the High Court of Justice cancelled a punitive demolition order for the home of a family of nine, as “the principle of proportionality requires mitigation of the harm”: The military was allowed to consider a partial sealing of the home
The HCJ cancelled the Regulation Law for legalizing expropriation of private lands in the West Bank: “The Law does not meet the test of proportionality and is therefore unconstitutional”
For the first time since 2016, the HCJ has cancelled a punitive order for the demolition of a West Bank home; HaMoked’s petition successfully saved a woman and her three young children from becoming homeless
Israel's Top Court Halts Home Demolition of Palestinian Accused of Killing Soldier
Foreign Press, Hagar Shezaf & Netael Bandel  |  25.5.2020
The army didn't issue the demolition order until five months after the attack, meaning it wouldn't serve as a deterrent, justice says
HaMoked to the military: initiate a thorough investigation into the excessive damage caused during the punitive demolition of a third floor apartment in the West Bank
The High Court of Justice approved the punitive demolition of a home during the coronavirus pandemic: HaMoked calls on the military not to implement this judgment at this time, as it could put the lives of the occupants and others in danger
HaMoked to the military: suspend all aspects of the punitive home demolition policy; during the current corona pandemic, such illegal actions could endanger the lives of people
HCJ judgment distributed to the media before it was sent to HaMoked: President Hayut’s Office apologized for the “administration failure”
The HCJ rejected HaMoked’s request for further hearing of the petition against the punitive demolition of a second-floor apartment in an eight-story residential building: No new precedent was set in the judgment regarding the demolition implementation manner
“According to the binding precedent”: the HCJ unanimously approved the punitive demolition of two West Bank homes of the innocent relatives of the suspects in a fatal attack
HCJ 755/20 Maghames v. Military Commander in the West Bank Urgent Petition for Order Nisi and Interim Injunction
Petition to HCJ  |  28.1.2020
The HCJ approved the punitive demolition of four homes in the West Bank; Justice Baron in a minority opinion opposed demolition of three of the homes
Updated summary on punitive home demolitions
The High Court of Justice rejected two petitions by HaMoked against punitive home demolitions and sanctions the demolition of three apartments in the West Bank: Justice Karra in the minority holds that demolishing two apartments in the one case excessively harms innocent people
The HCJ allows the punitive demolition of a home in the West Bank: Justice Mazuz in the minority reiterates his position that the policy of punitive demolitions raises difficult legal questions and that he was opposed to harming “uninvolved family members”
The High Court rejected HaMoked’s request for a further hearing on the judgment allowing the demolition of the family home of a teenager accused of a stabbing attack: despite the unclarity regarding the minor’s motives, the home was demolished for “deterrence” (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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