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28.4.2019
Updated summary on punitive home demolitions
14.4.2019
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
7.3.2019
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”
20.1.2019
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”
14.1.2019
In a majority opinion, the High Court allows the punitive demolition of the family home of a teenage assailant: doubts are raised in the judgment about the effectivity of home demolitions as a deterrent
19.12.2018
Another home demolished in the West Bank with HCJ approval: in the proceedings it was revealed that the assailant’s will referred to punitive demolitions as one of the motives for the attack
20.9.2018
Updated summary on punitive home demolitions from July 2014 to 20 September 2018
6.9.2018
In an unusual step, the military accepted an objection submitted by HaMoked against a punitive demolition order: the home in Aqraba will not be demolished due to the "circumstances of the matter"
29.8.2018
The Israeli military demolished a house in the West Bank: the family chose not to petition against the demolition order to the High Court of Justice due to a lack of faith in the Israeli justice system
Homes surveyed by military but not yet ordered for punitive demolition – as of August 28,
Other  |  28.8.2018
7.6.2018
The High Court of Justice approved the punitive demolition of a family home of 3 in the West Bank: the facts that those living in the house are innocent, and that the demolition may damage the entire building, do not constitute sufficient grounds for cancelling the demolition order
11.4.2018
The High Court of Justice approved the punitive demolition of a family home of 7 people in the West Bank: the landlord is a disabled man living in Jordan
25.3.2018
The HCJ rejected a petition by the family of the victims in the lethal attack in Halamish to completely demolish the attacker’s family home: the attacker's family was not given the opportunity to plead its case before the court
Homes surveyed by military but not yet ordered for punitive demolition – as of March 14, 2018
Other  |  14.3.2018
14.3.2018
Updated summary on punitive home demolitions from July 2014 to March 14, 2018
1.3.2018
The High Court of Justice approved the punitive sealing of one room in a West Bank family home: the scope of the demolition order was reduced following HaMoked’s petition
1.1.2018
HaMoked's activity in 2017: overview and statistics
30.11.2017
HaMoked to the HCJ: a further hearing before an expanded panel of justices in needed on the question of legality of punitive home demolitions, which has never been properly considered thus far
28.11.2017
The HCJ, in a majority opinion, approves another punitive demolition of a home in the West Bank: the home – in which live a couple and three minors – is to be demolished in a few days
Homes surveyed by military but not yet ordered for punitive demolition – as of October 30, 2017
Other  |  30.10.2017


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