Israel is planning to revive a controversial form of collective punishment by razing the family homes of two Palestinians convicted of murdering Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
To be sure, punish murderers. I’m all for that. What I object to, and every Christian must, is the monstrous policy of razing the homes of the guilty- thus punishing entire families for the act of one. This is immorality and barbarity.
Ehud Barak, Israel’s increasingly hawkish defence minister, approved an intelligence recommendation to demolish the houses of Hakim and Ajmad Awad, two cousins from the Palestinian village of Awarta. The decision, the first of its kind in nearly seven years, will render the wives and children of both men homeless.
Vile cowardice. I hope and pray that this government is tossed from office in the next elections.