The Israeli government is considering bulldozing the East Jerusalem home of the man who went on a deadly rampage in a front-end loader on Wednesday, officials said.Quote has been trimmed
They said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defence Minister Ehud Barak want to send a strong message to anyone considering similar attacks. Defence and legal experts were meeting Thursday to discuss the issue.
"We must use a punishment that would deter," a spokesman for Olmert said, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity. "We have to act with a tough hand, to negate social rights, to immediately destroy the homes of every terrorist in Jerusalem."
Israel used to have a policy of bulldozing the homes of those the government considered terrorists, with 1,500 homes destroyed in the Rafah region of the Gaza Strip alone between 2000 and 2004, according to the United Nations. But Israel recently pledged to end the practice at the urging of human rights groups, and any renewal of the policy is expected to spark legal challenges.
An estimated 20 people live in the family home of attacker Husam Taysir Dwayat, described in the media as a 30-year-old Palestinian father of two from the Sur Bahir neighbourhood. Soon after the attack, Israeli police raided Dwayat's home and arrested his father and one of his brothers, according to the...
1st the guy is dead.
2nd, he wasn't a terrorist.
3rd, The only people who are going to suffer from this action are the people still living in that house.... what kind of cave man mentality do they have over there anyways?
People try and talk about Justice and Revenge..... well this wouldn't be any sort of justice. The justice already went into play when he was shot and killed.... case closed.... but oh no.... let's go and make other people who had nothing to do with it suffer.