IDF demolishes two terrorists’ homes

IDF engineering forces in cooperation with the Border Police on Tuesday morning demolished the homes of two terrorists who carried out attacks against Israelis on November 19.

The homes demolished were that of the terrorist who carried out the stabbing attack at the Panorama Building in Tel Aviv, and the home of the terrorist who carried out a shooting attack at the Gush Etzion junction.

Rabbi Yaakov Don, Ezra Schwartz, and Shadi Arfa were murdered and seven other were injured in the Gush Etzion junction attack.

Yisayev Aharon and Reuven Aviram were murdered in the stabbing attack in Tel Aviv.

The demolitions were made possible after the High Court last week refused the appeal of family members of the two terrorists.

The family of the Gush Etzion terrorist had pleaded that the terrorist did not live on the entire floor that the IDF wished to demolish, but rather only part of it.

The family of the second terrorist claimed that the act was not committed due to nationalistic reasons, but rather due to the mental health of the terrorist. Therefore the home of the terrorist should not be destroyed.

The judges refuted this claim and determined "from the evidence presented by the Israel Prison Services, there is no record of an active or effective psychiatric condition. There is enough administrative evidence to establish that his actions, of murdering two people and injuring one were nationalistically driven."


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