Supreme Court rejects petition to complete demolition of Halamish terrorist's home

A panel of three Supreme Court justices has ruled to reject the Salomon family's request to complete the demolition of the home of Omar al-Abed, who murdered three members of their family in a July terror attack.
IDF soldiers at the scene of the Halamish attack Photo credit: TPS

The Israeli Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a petition filed by the family of three terror victims to complete the demolition of the terrorist's home.

Following the horrific stabbing attack last July in the West Bank settlement of Halamish, in which Omar al-Abed murdered three members of the Salomon family, the Supreme Court authorized the IDF to demolish the first floor of Abed's building, but not the second floor, on which his brother lives.

Residents of the settlement petitioned the Supreme Court to complete the demolition, and the surviving members of the Salomon family soon filed a similar petition.

The judges explained that the second floor was unmanned and still under construction at the time of the partial demolition.

The terrorist, Omar al-Abed, in court Photo Credit: TPS

On July 21, Abed, armed with a knife, entered the home of the Salomon family and murdered Yossi Salomon, 70, and his children Chaya and Elad. The mother, Tova, was severely injured.

Abed was given four life sentences by an Israeli military court last month. The verdict was decided upon by a panel of three judges, two of whom supported it. The third judge asserted the Abed should be sentenced to death.

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