Israel demolishes homes of Jerusalem attackers

Published October 6th, 2015 - 07:30 GMT

Acting on orders from Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, an IDF Engineering Corps unit demolished the homes of two Palestinians from Jerusalem early on Tuesday, and sealed the home of a third man.

The units, operating together with the Israel Police, destroyed the homes of Muhammad Jabis and Jamis Bin Muhammad in Jerusalem, and sealed the home of Muataz Hijazi.

Jabis ran over civilians with a bulldozer in the capital on October 4, 2014, murdering Rabbi Avraham Wallas, and injuring seven more civilians. The terrorist was then shot dead by Israel Police officers.

Bin Muhammad, together with Udi Bin A'abad, burst into a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood on November 18, 2014, and murdered four Jewish worshippers in an axe attack.

The men then shot dead Israel Police officer Zidan Sayaf, who responding to the shooting and attempted to stop the attack. Both terrorists were killed in a subsequent exchange of fire on the scene with police.

Muataz Hijazi carried out a terror attack on October 29, 2014, in which he shot and critically injured Jewish activist Yehuda Glick as he left the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

He was killed in a gun battle with special forces on October 30 on the roof of his home in Abu Tor, East Jerusalem.

"The IDF will continue to act on orders from the government, while cooperating with other security bodies, and will not hesitate to take all legal steps at its disposal to harm terrorists and the elements that support them, to deter them from carrying out further attacks," the military said in a statement.

By Yaakov Laapin


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