Israeli Supreme Court justices accepted Sunday three petitions against demolishing the houses of three terrorists who were accused of hurling rocks at Alexander Levlovich’s car on the first night of Rosh Hashanah, resulting in his death.
However, the judges rejected the petition against the fourth terrorist, Abed Dawiat, who is accused of throwing the specific rock which led to Alexander Levlovich's death by causing him to lose control and veer out of his lane, before slamming into a tree.
Justice Uzi Fogelman said that Dawiat’s appeal should be partially accepted since he was only charged with manslaughter and not murder. Fogelman proposed to only demolish Dawiat’s room, but the other two judges, Tzvi Zilbertal and Esther Hayut, chose to reject the petition.
Sunday’s decision joins the Supreme Court’s ruling given on Thursday by the justices to cancel the demolition order issued against the house of Abed al-Aziz Meri, who was an accomplice to the terror stabbing on Wadi Street in Jerusalem's Old City over Sukkot which claimed the lives of Rabbi Nehamiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett.
Abed al-Aziz Meri, a resident of Abu Dis, is suspected of aiding Mohannad Shafik Halabi plan and carry out the attack – having spent the entire Saturday prior to the evening attack with Halabi. After the two were denied access to the Temple Mount, Meri persuaded Halabi to carry out an attack against Jews, telling him it would be payback for being refused entry for prayers at Al-Aqsa.