JENIN, Thursday, April 07, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli court Wednesday night ordered the punitive demolition of a prisoner’s family house in Silat ad-Dhahr town, northwest of Jenin, according to the prisoner’s family.
The Jaradat family said that it was officially informed of the final court decision after the court rejected an appeal filed on their behalf by human rights groups.
Omar Jaradat, his brothers, Gheith and Montaser in addition their mother, Itaf, have been placed in Israeli imprisonment since December 20, 2021.
Ghaith and Omar Jaradat are accused of carrying out a shooting attack that killed a settler and injured two others near the formerly evacuated Homesh colonial settlement outpost in the northern West Bank in December 2021.
On March 8, the Israeli military tore down the walls of the family house of Ghaith and Omar Jaradat.
Israel resorts to punitively demolish the family homes of Palestinians as a mean of deterrence- accused of being involved in attacks against Israelis, a policy that Israel does not apply to Israeli settlers who were involved in fatal attacks against Palestinians.
The policy was widely condemned by human rights groups as “a collective punishment” and “a war crime and crime against humanity”.