When Israel demolishes Palestinian homes that have been illegally built or that have been co-opted for terrorist use, there is international outcry. Elliott Abrams, writing at the Council on Foreign Relations, notes that, when the Hamas terrorists who run the Gaza Strip do it – and do it without any judicial oversight – there is … silence.
The government of Israel sometimes demolishes homes, saying that they were illegally built on public land. And of course, it is a member state of the United Nations, not a terrorist group. But when it does, one can expect various governments to condemn the action and can expect action in the UN Human Rights Council, perhaps even a debate in the UN General Assembly or Security Council in New York.