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Israeli Forces Demolish Homes of 2 Terrorist Murderers

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Early Tuesday morning, IDF engineers backed up by Border Guard Police officers demolished the homes of two terrorists who carried out attacks against Israelis on November 19.

One of those demolished was the home of the killer who stole the lives of Rabbi Yaacov Don, Ezra Schwartz and Shadi Arfa, an Arab pedestrian, in a shooting attack at the Gush Etzion junction. Seven others were wounded in the attack.

Raed Masalmeh, 36, a resident of the Arab village of Dura (south of Hebron) confessed to the attack at the Panorama. He was indicted for the murders in the Tel Aviv District Court. Masalmeh had been issued a permit to work in Israel only four days prior to the murders, having no prior record of previous security-related activity.

The other demolition was a response to the murders of Reuven Aviram and Yisayev Aharon, who were stabbed to death at the Panorama Building in Tel Aviv. Two others were wounded.

Mohammed Abdel Basset al-Kharoub, 24, in the Arab village of Dayr Samet (west of Hebron) opened fire from inside his vehicle with an Uzi submachine gun. When he ran out of bullets he drove towards the junction and rammed into a car. Both police and IDF soldiers confirmed it was al-Kharoub who committed the murders.

Although recently such demolitions have been taking place almost immediately following terrorist murders, these two came much later due to appeals by the family members that were held up in court. Last week, the High Court of Justice rejected the appeals of the family members of the two terrorists, requesting the demolition orders be nullified.

In the case of the second terrorist, the family had appealed on the grounds the attacker was mentally unstable. However, the panel of judges ruled the motivation of the terrorist was not an issue of mental health but rather one of nationalistic desires – and that indicated mental competence. “From the evidence presented by the Israel Prison Services, there is no record of an active or effective psychiatric condition,” the judges said.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Demolishes Home of Arab Terrorist in Samaria

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The IDF and Civil Administration together demolished the home of an Arab terrorist who attacked Israeli soldiers last weekend.

The demolition took place Sunday night.

The terrorist was one of a team of two who tried to stab IDF soldiers on Saturday morning at the Beka’ot checkpoint. The site is located between the Jordan Valley and Samaria, on the eastern outskirts of Shechem.

Both terrorists were asked to exit their vehicle after being stopped at the checkpoint, also known in Arabic as the Al-Hamra checkpoint.

An IDF spokesperson said the two assailants attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the security crossing, who opened fire in response to the attack, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

The two attackers received medical treatment on site but were pronounced dead, the IDF spokesperson said. No Israelis were injured.

Both victims were residents of villages located in Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Samaria.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Demolishes 2 Terrorists’ Homes in Jerusalem

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The homes of two Jerusalem terrorists were demolished Monday morning by IDF forces.

Both structures were located in the neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, a terrorist stronghold from which a number of Arab attackers have originated.

The two terrorists, together with a third carried out lethal attacks on October 13 in Jerusalem that killed four and wounded 16 others.

In response, Israel’s High Court of Justice approved orders to demolish the homes on December 23, 2015. The orders were carried out on Monday morning (Jan 4).

The home of Baha’a Aliyan, 22, was demolished. Alliyan boarded Egged bus No. 78 in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood together with another terrorist, Bilal Ranem, 23 and began stabbing and shooting the passengers. Two victims died instantly and a third died a few weeks later. More than a dozen others were wounded in the attack, which took place not far from the terrorists’ own neighborhood. Aliyan was shot and killed by police. Ranem was shot and wounded; he was arrested by police and taken into custody.

Aliyan’s home was completely demolished Monday morning by IDF engineers.

Nearly simultaneously, Abu Jamal rammed his Bezeq service vehicle into a crowd of people at a bus stop on Malchei Israel Street in central Jerusalem, then got out and began chopping whoever was left standing, with a cleaver. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, z’l, 60, was killed.

The home of Ala’a Abu Jamal – who was employed as a technician with the Bezeq telephone company – was filled with concrete by the IDF engineers, and completely sealed off.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Demolishes Home of Legal Arab Worker-Turned-Terrorist

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

IDF soldiers spent the night Tuesday mapping out the home of an Arab terrorist who stabbed and seriously wounded two Jewish workers last week, in preparation for its destruction by morning.

Eight days ago, Ismail Moussa Mahmoud al-Hadidi, 39, stabbed the two Jews at adjacent construction sites in the central Israeli city of Modi’in in what at first appeared to be a possible case of “workplace violence.” Both sustained moderate wounds and were listed in fair condition.

Al-Hadidi, a legal construction worker from the Palestinian Authority who entered pre-1967 Israel daily, was quickly overpowered by other workers at the site. He was arrested and taken into custody.

All of the terrorist’s identity papers were found to be in good order, with proper entry and work permits.

Plans for the destruction of Al-Hadidi’s home in Beit Liqiya, located just over the 1949 Armistice Line (the “Green Line”) near Modi’in, were prepared overnight by combat soldiers from the Duchifat Battalion of the Kfir Brigade. The home was demolished by Israel’s military engineering unit in the wee hours of the morning.

Hana Levi Julian

3 Terrorists’ Homes Demolished in Hebron

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

IDF soldiers gathered in Hebron overnight Wednesday into Thursday to demolish the homes of three Arab terrorists.

Each of the attackers was responsible for carrying out a stabbing terror attack against Israelis last week.

Palestinian Authority activists have been collecting funds to rebuilding the homes of terrorists when they are demolished by the Israeli government.

As of three days ago, one Hebron Arab contributed NIS 114,421 to the fund, according to a tweet by Daoud Kuttab on the Twitter social networking site.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Demolishes Home of Terrorist in Northern Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Hundreds of police officers and IDF soldiers gathered Wednesday morning to protect workers who demolished the home of a terrorist in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

The terrorist, Ibrahim Al-Akri, carried out a ram-and-stab attack in his mini-van at a train platform, killing two officers and then getting out of his vehicle to attack bystanders. He was neutralized by forces at the scene who shot and killed him.

Israel Police said in a statement, “We will operate with zero tolerance against anyone who attempts to disrupt society, and against anyone who attempts to harm security forces.”

Earlier in the week, two of the three Jewish minors who brutally murdered an Arab teen from Shuafat were convicted in the Jerusalem District Court. But the swift response of the Israeli justice system did little to stem the wave of Arab terror, much of which emanates from the neighborhood. That same day, Arab attackers in Shuafat hurled rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail — which serves commuters in the neighborhood with a regular stop there — traumatizing passengers and damaging another car on the train, which again had to be taken out of service.

A number of the residents in the restive neighborhood have been deeply involved in terrorist activities and others, while not actively involved, have supported their actions. In a prelude to Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014 and during the war itself, Arab terrorists in Shuafat destroyed all the Light Rail stops in the neighborhood and also one in a nearby area.

Hana Levi Julian

Supreme Court Cancels Terrorist Home Demolition

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

There is an old saying in Yiddish, “Man plans and God laughs.” In Israel, the struggle is usually between top government officials and the Supreme Court.

This time, the home of an Arab terrorist who murdered an IDF soldier a year ago is safe from demolition thanks to a stay of execution by the Supreme Court.

The terrorist, Nur al-Din Abu Hashayeh, was convicted on the charge of murder in the first degree after he stabbed IDF soldier Almog Shiloni to death on November 11, 2014 at Tel Aviv’s HaHagana train station.

But the Supreme Court ruled that the 11-month delay between the date of the attack and the decision to demolish the terrorist’s family’s home was unreasonable.

The two judges wrote in their opinions that such a long delay undermines the intended deterrent effect of home demolitions. Rapid carrying out of such orders is central to fair and correct administration, wrote Judges Meni Mazuz and Tzvi Zylbertal.

Judge Elyakim Rubinstein wrote the minority opinion, contending that a partial demolition of the home would weigh fairly between the amount of time passed and execution of the order, and the need to create deterrence.

Yossef Shiloni, the father of the victim, expressed his outrage at the decision.

“The very least the state could have done was to demolish the terrorist’s home to calm us down a little. Nothing will bring back Almog, but it would have given us a bit more heart,” he told the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot.

As the trial continues, the distraught father said, the terrorist “laughs in our faces, yells at the court and humiliates us.”

Hana Levi Julian

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