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Demolition of Palestinian Homes in Hebron to Ease the Daily Life of Jewish Settlers: HCJ 10356/02 Haas v. IDF Commander in the West Bank (Judgment of March 4, 2004)
Criticism  |  10356/02  |  1.12.2011  |  Adv. Yossi Wolfson
In one of the Israeli Supreme Court’s comprehensive judgments regarding the law applicable in the OPT, the court acknowledged the constitutional status of the human rights of residents of the OPT. In that same judgment, the High Court of Justice (HCJ) sanctioned the demolition of Palestinian houses in Hebron. The judgment was penned by Justice Procaccia with the consent of the then Supreme Cour...
Punitive Home Demolitions: HCJ 1730/96 Sabih v. IDF Commander in the Judea and Samaria Area (Judgment of March 19, 1996)
Criticism  |  1730/96   |  1.12.2009  |  Adv. Yossi Wolfson
It seems that some views merit being heard only as a minority opinion in the Israeli Supreme Court. So, for example, then Justice Mishael Cheshin's firm stance against home demolitions as collective punishment.The language of the Regulation clearly indicates that this is pure collective punishment. Such punishment contravenes the fundamental principles of democratic law Israel demolishes homes ... (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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