In the wee hours of Monday morning, Israeli security forces mapped out the home of the Palestinian Authority terrorist Abed al-Rahman Fadel, the killer who stabbed City of David excavation employee Adiel Kolman, 32, on Sunday afternoon near the Western Wall.
Kolman, a resident of Kochav HaShachar, was a husband and father of four who spent the past five years working in the archaeological excavations at the City of David, although he was identified Sunday as a security guard. He was being laid to rest Monday at 11 am in the community cemetery in his town.
The 28-year-old terrorist was shot and killed following the murder. Nevertheless, his family home in the village of Aqraba, near Shechem (Nablus) was prepared overnight for demolition in accordance with standard Israeli government policy following the terrorist murder of an Israeli citizen. The preparations were carried out by a team of IDF engineers, Shin Bet intelligence agents and Border Guard Police officers, the IDF said.
Fadel, who was alleged to have had no prior ties to terror organizations, had been allowed into Israel on a five-day permit in order to seek employment, according to the Shin Bet. IDF troops questioned the family of the terrorist late Sunday night.
A more in-depth investigation is now taking place, and a gag order has been imposed on the probe.