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Israel demolishes tent housing synagogue attackers family

July 7, 2015 7:33 P.M. (Updated: July 9, 2015 10:10 A.M.)
The tent constructed for the family of Uday abu Jamal, whose home was sealed by Israeli forces on July 1, 2015. (MaanImages)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished a tent housing the family of Uday Abu Jamal, one of the Palestinian suspects responsible for killing five Israelis in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue last November.

The family had been living in the tent, provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, since last Wednesday, when Israeli forces sealed the property.

The tent was set-up on the property of the home in the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

Earlier on Tuesday Israeli forces raided homes belonging to the families of two Palestinians who were killed in separate incidents by Israeli forces last year for suspected in involvement in attacks.

Israeli forces raided the home of Ghassan Abu Jamal, the cousin of Uday also responsible for carrying out the synagogue attack, examining the floors and walls before leaving without explanation, the family told Ma'an.

The forces broke into the home one day prior, photographing inside and outside the house as well as the roads leading up to it. The Abu Jamal family said that Israeli forces also took pictures of family members.

The home of Mutaz Hijazi in the al-Thuri neighborhood of Silwan was also raided for the second day in a row Tuesday by Israeli forces who reportedly took measurements of Mutaz's room.

Hijazi was shot dead by undercover Israeli officers on suspicion that he shot and critically wounded activist Yehuda Glick in October 2014.

Watch dogs have widely criticized the Israeli policy of punitive home demolitions, last week's sealing of Uday Abu Jamal's home labeled as collective punishment for his family, prohibited by international law.
Colin Wright / USA
'Israel demolishes tent housing synagogue attackers family.' Israel's policies confront the law of diminishing returns. Demolish a TENT?
07/07/2015 22:14
Colin Wright / USA
And this certainly lends a whole new meaning to the concept of informal justice. 'Hijazi was shot dead by undercover Israeli officers on suspicion that he shot and critically wounded activist Yehuda Glick in October 2014.'

When it comes to gentiles, why bother with evidence and trials, and all that?
07/07/2015 22:20
Hanny / Suisse
Future acts of terrorism will rightly draw a harsh response by Israel and Israelis.
08/07/2015 08:27
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