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IDF demolishing home of terrorist who murdered Israeli Esther Horgen, Feb. 2021

The home of terrorist Fadi Mahmoud Eid Abu Shahidam will be demolished by Israeli military forces after an appeal by the murderer’s family was rejected in an Israeli court, the IDF announced Sunday.


IDF Home Front Command Major-General Uri Gordon signed the order directing the mapping and demolition of the structure.

Shahidam carried out the shooting attack on November 21, 2021 that killed 26-year-old South African immigrant Eliyahu Kay near the Chain Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

Eliyahu Kay, Oleh from South Africa, is Israeli Murdered by Hamas Terrorist

Kay, a veteran of the IDF Paratroop Brigade and an employee of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, was on his way to work as a guide at the Western Wall when he was shot and killed by the Hamas terrorist.

The tour guide was also a yeshiva student who was learning in Kiryat Gat and was engaged to be married in just a few months when he was killed.

Four other people were wounded in the attack as well, including 26-year-old Rabbi Aharon Emergreen, and 26-year-old Rabbi Ze’ev Katzenelbogen. Both rabbis are married; the latter is a father of eight. In addition, two Israeli Border Guard Police officers were injured as well.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.