MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: In First, Israel’s Top Court Refrains From Freezing House Demolition Order in Terrorism Case

Although the High Court abstained from issuing the order against the home of Eliyahu Kay’s murderer, the filing of the petition against it automatically freezes the demolition

Netael Bandel HAARETZ  – Jan. 11, 2022

The High Court of Justice has for the first time refrained from issuing a freeze order for the demolition of a terrorist’s house to avoid harming the victim’s grieving family with procedural misunderstandings.

Judge Barak-Erez criticized the state for, among other things, not informing the family of Eliyahu Kay in advance that an order might be issued to freeze the demolition of the terrorist’s house, which would then lead to a hearing.