IDF, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israel Border Police personnel operated in the village of Hares overnight to map the home of Muhammad Murad Sami Souf who murdered three Israeli civilians and wounded an additional three in a terror attack in Ariel on Tuesday.
The mapping was carried out to examine the possibility of demolishing his home.
The victims of Souf’s attack were identified as 50-year-old Tamir Avihai, a father of six from the settlement of Kiryat Netafim; 36-year-old Michael Ledigin, a father of two who moved to Israel with his family five years ago and lived in Bat Yam; and 59-year-old Mordechai Ashkenazi, also from Bat Yam.
Ashkenazi was laid to rest in Yavne in a private funeral as the family requested. One of Ashkenazi’s friends told Ynet that it was a “respectful and modest ceremony just as Motti was in life.”
Ledigin was buried a few hours later in Bat Yam.
On Wednesday morning, Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva said that two of the wounded men, aged 40 and a 30, were in serious but stable condition, and the third person, in his 30s, is in moderate-serious condition.
Operation Break the Wave
In Nablus, two men were arrested. While the troops were there, Molotov cocktails were thrown at them, and they responded with live fire. Gunshots were also heard in the surrounding area.
In the village of Beta, IDF soldiers seized an illegally acquired gun; two more illegal M-16 submachine guns were seized in Hebron.
A suspect was arrested in Budrus, near Ramallah, and another in Beit Sira.