Scene of terror attack in Neve Tzuf
Scene of terror attack in Neve Tzuf Arutz Sheva

In a petition submitted today, Wednesday, to the Supreme Court, the Salomon family is demanding the complete demolition of the house of the terrorist who brutally murdered three members of the family in their Neve Tzuf home in July.

According to the instruction of the Supreme Court for such situations, the IDF has only demolished part of the floor on which the terrorist lived, but the terrorist’s family continues to live on the second floor, which was not demolished at all.

A previous request by the Salomon family to the head of Central Command and the Judea and Samaria legal adviser was left unanswered.

The petition to the Supreme Court was submitted by Attorneys Haim Bleicher and Menashe Yado of the Honenu legal organization, who are accompanying the family to ensure they exercise their rights as victims of crime.

The main point brought in the petition is the fact that the family of the terrorist knew of his intentions to commit an attack, and knew around the time of the attack that he had left to carry out his intentions. Despite this, the family did not report to authorities or any security official on his intentions, and they were thus convicted of not preventing the attack.

As a result, the Salmon family demanded in its petition that the demolition of the house be completed, including the floor on which the rest of the terrorist’s family lives.

The petition also cites the law authorizing the IDF to demolish a house and confiscate the land on which it was built, when one of its residents was an accomplice, or accomplice after-the-fact, in offenses of violence, terrorization and more.
The petition states that demolishing the lower floor alone is a strange act that allows the family members to live in the house in violation of the law that permits the demolition of the entire house, and also severely undermines the ability to deter terror, the underlying reason for the demolition in the first place.
The petition further states that partial demolition conveys weakness, harms deterrence, and leaves the terrorist’s family with a proprietary hold on the land.