The biased Human Rights Watch had the nerve on Shabbos to call on Israel to stop razing the homes of animalistic Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis, saying the practice can constitute a war crime.
“Israel should impose an immediate moratorium on its policy of demolishing the family homes of Palestinians suspected of carrying out attacks on Israelis,” the New York-based group said, as the fate of three houses slated for demolition awaits a court ruling.
“The policy, which Israeli officials claim is a deterrent, deliberately and unlawfully punishes people not accused of any wrongdoing. When carried out in occupied territory, including East Jerusalem, it amounts to collective punishment, a war crime.”
The East Jerusalem families of Mutaz Hijazi, and of terror cousins Uday and Ghassan Abu Jamal, killed by police after two separate attacks, have been served demolition orders on their homes but have appealed.
Hijazi was accused of shooting and critically wounding a Jewish activist on October 29. Police shot him dead during a raid on his home in Abu Tur the following morning.
The Abu Jamals, from Jabal al-Mukabbir, were shot dead Tuesday after these two animals attacked a shul with meat cleavers, knives and a gun, killing four Yidden and a policeman who responded.
On Wednesday, Israeli forces razed the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who killed two Israelis after running them over with his car last month.
That was the first punitive demolition in Jerusalem since 2009. It came after Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu vowed a harsh response to the synagogue attack, Jerusalem’s bloodiest in years.
Home demolitions have long been used as a deterrent punishment in the occupied West Bank, but this is the first time they have been adopted as a matter of policy in occupied East Jerusalem.