The IDF, in a joint operation with the Border Police and Civil Administration, destroyed on Sunday night the houses of three terrorists who carried out a shooting and stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City in which one Border Police officer was killed in February.
Hadar Cohen, a 19-year-old border policewoman was killed and another female officer critically wounded in the attack carried out by three Arab terrorists wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives.
The three terrorists were identified as Ahmed Rajeh Zakarneh, Muhammad Ahmed Kmail, and Ahmed Najeh Abu al-Rub – all from the town of Kabatiya in the Jenin area.
All three assailants were shot dead at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.
Border Police Cpl. Hadar Cohen, 19, died of her wounds shortly after being rushed to Hadassah-University Medical Center at Mount Scopus.
Hamas “welcomed” the terrorist attack at the time, saying it constituted a “severe blow” to Israeli security measures.