Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Israel begins demolishing homes over attacks

How primitive. And counter-productive & stupid, showing a total lack of empathy. Do they think people who did not participate in the killings, but whose homes are destroyed, are going to feel more kindly to the Jewish state? Is that really how they would feel if the situation were reversed?

Israeli security forces have destroyed the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a suicide car attack in October that left two people dead, the military said, as pitched street battles raged in the aftermath of an attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem that killed five Israelis.


Four families who lived in the building - including that of the attacker Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who was shot and killed shortly after the October assault - had to evacuate, said Al Jazeera's Dalia Hatuqa, reporting from East Jerusalem.

The whole neighbourhood was closed off by the Israeli police, she said.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from outside the demolished house in East Jerusalem, said that people in area say that this is a form of "collective punishment" even though the man responsible has been dealt with, and that it is being seen as "a wider way to punish ... even the extended family".


Netanyahu has vowed to revive the controversial policy of home demolitions, which Israel halted in 2005 after determining it was not an effective deterrent for attacks.


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