More disturbing is the way in which the Israeli government and legal system treat Israeli victims of terror and the Palestinian terrorists. To understand this issue, consider the following examples.
I n June of 2016, 17-year-old Mohammed Traira from the village of Bani Naim entered the home of 13-yearold Hallel Yaffa Ariel in Kiryat Arba (Hebron) and stabbed her to death. Traira was then shot dead by armed Jewish settlers. Three months later, his house was demolished, or so it was supposed to be.
Instead, the Supreme Court permitted authorities to “demolish” only the first floor, leaving the second almost fully intact. The judges said their reason for lightening the sentence was a reluctance to punish the terrorist’s family, who were assumed to have been uninvolved, for his crime. The court’s decision reflected a direct request by the terrorist’s family, which was presented by subversive Israeli lawyers funded by European countries, for “humanitarian considerations” on behalf of Traira’s younger brothers who live in the same building.
A week before this surgical demolition, Traira’s sister was released from...
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