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.