The army claims that the house stood in a closed military zone however chairman of Otzma Yehudit party, Tzvi Sukkot says that there was no lawful justification for the demolition but rather pure “ugly revenge” calling the destruction “evil”.
Israel’s Supreme Court recognizes the authority of the Palestinian Authority to authorize building permits in Area B while at the same time, they recognize the IDF’s authority to destroy civilian houses in that same area
Hebron spokesman Noam Arnon set great significance to the act, saying, “There is a direct line from the Patriarchs to King David to the Hasmoneans and now to the Minister of Defense of the State of Israel”
The resolution, sponsored by North Korea, calls eastern Jerusalem “occupied Palestinian territory” and claims Israel’s security barrier “severely impedes the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination.”
Bennett made it clear that the Israeli security establishment intends to destroy any illegal Palestinian construction in Area C, including construction that was funded by the EU and other European entities.
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria to inform the Hebron municipality of a plan for a new Jewish neighborhood in the historic Jewish market.