Israeli Military Demolishes West Bank Home of Terrorist Who Stabbed Settler

The demolition of the West Bank home was met by violent protests, with dozens of Palestinians throwing rocks and firebombs

Footage of the home demolition, August 27, 2018.
IDF Spokesperson's Office

The Israeli military demolished the home of the terrorist Monday night who killed Yotam Ovadia from the West Bank settlement of Geva Binyamin in a stabbing attack in July

The Israel Defense Forces went into the village of Kubar in the West Bank and tore down the house of Muhammed Tarek Ibrahim Dar Youssef.

During the demolition violent protests took place and dozens of Palestinians threw rocks and firebombs and set tires on fire, according to the military. The military responded with riot dispersal means, the IDF said. No injuries were reported.

IDF forces demolishing the home of Muhammed Tarek who killed Yotam Ovadia from the Geva Binyamin settlement, August 27, 2018.
IDF Spokesperson's Office

Israeli law allows the military to demolish the homes of terrorists who have killed Israelis. The policy has been a matter of some controversy, but is carried out on the argument that it serves as a deterrent against future terrorist attacks as it affects other family members living in the household.

17-year-old Muhammed Tarek snuck into the Geva Binyamin settlement (also known as Adam) and hit Ovadia and two other people until he was shot to death. Ovadia, 31, who was married and a father of two.