The east Jerusalem homes of two Palestinian terrorists who killed three Jews and seriously wounded 10 others in a savage attack on a public bus in the capital’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood last October were demolished and sealed off on Monday.During the morning hours, IDF troops and police were dispatched to the homes of the terrorists in Jebl Mukaber, which abuts Armon Hanatziv, where units secured the area to ensure no violent incidents took place, the IDF said in a statement.The residence of one of the killers, Baha Elian, who was killed by police during the attack, was razed, while the home of his accomplice, Bilal Abu Ghanem, who was arrested, was sealed-off with concrete, the IDF said.
Haim Haviv, 78, Alon Govberg, 51, and Richard Lakin, 76, were murdered in the bloody October 12 rampage, which made international headlines and rattled the nation.On October 13 Elian and Ghanem boarded a Number 78 bus at the intersection where the two neighborhoods meet and shot and stabbed their victims before police arrived and shot Elian dead and took Ghanem, who was also shot, into custody.Ghanem, a Hamas operative, was indicted by the Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office in November for three murders and seven counts of attempted murder.
October 13 terror attack in Jerusalem caught on camera
Since the terrorist surge gripped the capital in early October, the government has expedited demolition orders against the families of all terrorists responsible for murdering Israelis.
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