Israel to demolish slain Jerusalemite’s house within 48 hours

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Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) gave the family of Misbah Abu Sbeih, who was killed by Israeli forces in October following an alleged shooting attack in occupied Jerusalem, 48 hours to evacuate their house before being demolished.

The family has earlier appealed against an Israeli court’s order to demolish Abu Sbeih’s house in occupied Jerusalem.

However, the court rejected on Monday the family’s appeal and gave them 48 hours to evacuate the house before its demolition under the pretext of “deterring attacks carried out by Palestinians”

Following the alleged shooting attack, the IOA closed Abu Sbeih’s store in al-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem.

Abu Sbeih, 39, was killed by Israeli police following an alleged shooting attack in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Oct. 9, 2016.

Abu Sbeih’s body is still being held by Israeli authorities along with the bodies of 19 others.

Israel has dramatically increased its policy of punitive home demolitions since 2015 despite past recommendations by rights groups which considered the practice as “court-sanctioned revenge” carried out on family members who have not committed crimes, amounting to collective punishment.

(Source / 20.12.2016)

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