Jerusalem – A lawyer for the family of a Palestinian teen whose 2014 murder was part of a chain of events that sparked the Gaza war says he wants Israel to punish the teenager’s killers in the same way it does Palestinian militants.
Lawyer Mohannad Jubara is petitioning Israel’s Supreme Court to demolish the family homes of the Israeli three men who abducted 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and burned him to death in 2014.
The attackers say it was in revenge for the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens by Palestinians allied with the Islamic militant group Hamas.
Israel says it carries out demolitions of militants’ homes to deter future attacks. Palestinians consider it collective punishment.
Jubara said this week that he wants the same policy applied for Abu Khdeir’s killers.