JERUSALEM – The Israeli army demolished Thursday three homes of Palestinian attackers who killed a police officer in Jerusalem in June and sealed a fourth of an attacker who killed a soldier in the West Bank in April, a military spokeswoman confirmed to EFE.
The spokeswoman said that during the night, security forces demolished and sealed the homes of the perpetrators of an attack at the Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem on June 16 which killed policeman Hadas Malka, and an attack in Ofra settlement that killed soldier Elhai Taharlev.
She referred to both perpetrators as “terrorists.”
Two of the demolished houses were located in the village of Deir Abu Mashal, north of Ramallah, and belonged to the families of Baraa Saleh and Osama Ata, two of the attackers who killed Malka before being shot dead by the security forces.
Also in that locality the army sealed the family residence of Adel Ankoush, the third participant in that attack.
They also demolished the home of the Palestinian Malek Hamad in the town of Silwad, in the northern occupied territory of the West Bank, because he perpetrated the attack in Ofra.
The demolitions were carried out based on the so-called Regulation 119, which allows the demolition of houses of those suspected of terrorist activity in which terrorists, their accomplices or their supporters have lived or live, Israeli media reported.