Almagor Slams Court for Discrimination
Israel National News
The Almagor group for victims of terrorism harshly criticized a recent Supreme Court decision on Wednesday, saying that the court discriminated against Jews by putting ease of passage for Arabs over the safety of Jewish lives. The court ruled that the IDF must immediately destroy a 40-kilometer concrete barrier along route 317 in Hevron. The court rejected the IDF’s argument that the barrier was necessary for security, and said it must be removed to allow local Arabs easy access to grazing grounds on the other side, despite the army’s willingness to put passageways in the barrier every 200 meters.
“Before their ruling to destroy a wall in which hundreds of millions of shekels were invested,” Almagor head Meir Indor said, “it would have been appropriate for them to visit some of the bereaved families who lost their loved ones to murderous shooting attacks along the highway before the wall was built.” Among such survivors are the Dickstein family’s nine children, whose parents and brother were shot and murdered in 2002, the Har Sinai family, whose father and husband Yair was murdered in 2001, and the wife and five children of Yossi Shok, who was shot and killed on route 317 in 2005.