Ending punitive demolitions

HaMoked is proud to be the lead organization contesting these demolitions, which are a blatant collective punishment of innocent people. The Israeli military itself has called into question the effectiveness of punitive home demolitions. In 2005, a military committee found that, rather than deterring future attacks, which is the stated intention of the practice, on the whole punitive demolitions may actually encourage attacks. Based on this assessment, as well as concerns about their morality and legality, the defense minister halted these demolitions for nearly 10 years, renewing them in 2014.
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