IDF Razes Home of Palestinian Assailant Involved in Shooting of Rabbi Michael Mark

Mohammed Omaireh admitted in his interrogation that he drove the car from which shots were fired at the Mark family's vehicle.

IDF soldiers demolish the West Bank home of Mohammed Omaireh on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

The Israeli army tore down overnight Tuesday the house of a Palestinian man involved in the ambush of a Jewish family's car in the West Bank, in which Rabbi Michael Mark of Otniel was killed and wounding his wife and two of their children.

Mohammed Omaireh, 38, was detained three days after the shooting attack, which occurred near the settlement of Otniel in the West Bank at the beginning of July, and admitted in his interrogation that he drove the car from which Mark and his family were was shot at.

The shooter himself, Mohammed Fakieh of Hebron, was killed when security forces raided his home and began demolishing it last month.  

Omaireh, from the town of Dura near Hebron, was employed by the Palestinian Authority's security services. 

Mark was travelling by car with his family along the West Bank's Route 60 when his vehicle came under fire, causing it to veer and flip over. Mark's wife, Chava, was critically wounded. Two of their children, Pedaya, 15, and Tehilla, 14, sustained moderate and light wounds, respectively.