The High Court of Justice rejected Thursday an appeal filed by the Salomon family—who lost three family members in a terror attack last year—who sought permission to have the second floor of the terrorist’s home destroyed.
Muslim terrorist Omar al-Abed murdered three members of the Salomon family in their home in Halamish last July and was given four life sentences in February.
On Friday, July 21st, while the Salomons were celebrating the birth of their grandson at their home in Halamish, the Muslim terrorist broke into the house, drew a knife, and stabbed the family members who had been seated at the dinner table.
A neighbor of the family heard their screams, rushed to the scene and shot the terrorist, moderately wounding him.
While the IDF had initially planned to demolish the entire home where al-Abed lived, petitions brought by several left-wing NGOs on behalf of al-Abed’s family called on the Supreme Court to intervene and limit the demolition.
“Demolishing a home is not meant to punish but to deter,” said one of the victim’s widow, Michal Salomon. “You don’t need to be a Supreme Court justice to understand that if families receive a second floor and money from the Palestinian Authority, there is no deterrence, but rather gain from the blood that they spill.”