IDF demolition of terrorists' houses, August 9, 2017..
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave orders to demolish the house of Omar Amin Abu Laila, the Palestinian terrorist who murdered two people at the Ariel junction on Sunday.
"We will demolish their homes,” Netanyahu said on Monday during a tour of the area of the attack.
Overnight Sunday, the army entered the Abu Laila home in the Palestinian village of Az-Zawiya in the Salfit Governorate in the northern part of the West Bank. It surveyed the terrorist's house in order to examine the possibility of its demolition, according to the IDF.
In November 2018, the Defense Ministry issued a report indicating that Israel had destroyed 45 homes of terrorists and their families between 2015 and 2018. Generally, the report said, it takes an average of two months from the date of the terrorist attack to the time of home demolition.
Abu Laila murdered 19-year-old Staff Sgt. Gal Keidan and 47-year-old Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger. A third victim remains in critical condition.
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