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Terrorist's home in Jerusalem Photo: AFP
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56 MKs ask Dichter to demolish Mercaz Harav terrorist's Jerusalem home

'Destroying the terrorist's house is an act of deterrence,' internal security minister says

Efrat Weiss
Published: 04.13.08, 20:44 / Israel News

Fifty-six Knesset members submitted on Sunday a letter to Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter in which they call on him to work to demolish the home of the terrorist who carried out last month's attack at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem, which left eight students dead.

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The terrorist's house is located in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. Earlier Dichter met with the victims' family members, who also asked that he work to have the house razed.


Dichter told the relatives that he was one of the first to support the demolition, explaining the legal processes such a move entails. "I believe that destroying the terrorist's house is an act of deterrence, but the legal aspect will determine whether this will happen," he said.


The destruction of a home requires the authorization of an IDF major-general, which has yet to be granted.


Defense Minister Ehud Barak is also in favor of demolishing the terrorist's home.


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