MK Smotrich
MK Smotrich Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Jewish Home MK Bezalel Smotrich was indignant Wednesday after the High Court ordered the demolition of the Draynoff homes in Beit El, even though their zoning plan had already been approved. The homes were demolished soon afterward.

Smotrich said that he sees the decision as “delusional” and called it “another nail in the burial coffin of an arrogant Supreme Court that does not know its place. Woe to the court that has such judges/destroyers,” he added.

"The president of the Supreme Court insists on forcibly tearing the thin thread between the court an dthe political system and forcing the Knesset to place the court in its proper place through legislation,” he warned.

Before the demolition, Smotrich called on the prime minister not to carry out the order, which he said was illegal.

"A democratic state cannot accept a situation in which the prime minister and the entire political system seeks to advance a certain policy, which is 100% within its authority, and the court prevents it from doing so because of considerations of honor, ego or control. This verdict has nothing to do with justice and law. Once the structures have been approved, there is no legal problem in not destroying them.”

Smotrich predicted that the day will be remembered as one on which “a healthy process began, of bringing back the power to the nation and its elected officials and of freeing the state from the radical dictatorship of the High Court.”