IDF and Border Police forces demolished the two floors where the terrorist who murdered the late Esther Horgen lives, the IDF Spokesperson Unit said Wednesday night.
The house is in the village of Tora near Jenin.
Palestinian Mohammad Maroh Kabaha was indicted for Horgen’s murder last week. He killed her while she was on a run in Reihan forest.
The IDF Prosecution has said that Kabaha confessed to the crime, reenacted it, and even helped them locate Horgen’s cell phone that he had tossed aside.
At a hearing regarding Kabaha’s detention, the defense did not try to seek bail.
Last week, the High Court of Justice approved the IDF’s request to demolish both the second and third floors of the building where Kabaha and his family live.
The IDF said that during the operation on Wednesday, riots started in the area and Palestinians were throwing rocks at the forces.
Menashe Regional Brigade OC Col. Yair Palai said: “Today, the soldiers and combat warriors of the Menashe Regional Brigade were operating to demolish the two floors where the terrorist who murdered the late Esther Horgen lived. This sends a strong message to every terrorist that intends to carry out an attack.
“We will keep operating in any means necessary in order to ensure the safety of the citizens of the region, and will not allow the terror to encounter the citizens of the State of Israel,” he said.