Israel Razes Home of Three Terrorists Who Killed Border Policewoman

Demolition takes place as High Court rules against destroying home of two terrorists peripherally involved in death of Israeli in September.

The house of one of the killers of an Israeli policewoman after it was demolished by the Israeli army, in Qabatiyah, April 4, 2016.
AFP

Israeli security forces demolished the homes overnight on Monday of the three terrorists who carried out a combined attacked at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, in which Border Policewoman Hadar Cohen was killed on February 3.

The demolition of the homes of Ahmed Nasser, Mohammed Kamil and Ahmed Abu Al-rub – reported by the Israel Defense Forces spokesman – was carried out by IDF forces, Border Police and the Civil Administration in Qabatiyah near Jenin, in the West Bank.

The three men had arrived at the Old City's Damascus Gate armed with rifles, knifes and explosive devices in order to carry out a terror attack in a crowded place. A Border Police force, which included an officer and two female fighters who had not yet completed their basic training, noticed two of the men and asked them to identify themselves. One terrorist handed over his ID card, while the second pulled out his weapon, fired at the women and killed 19-year-old Hadar Cohen from Or Yehuda.

The aftermath of the incident on February 3, 2015, in which Border Policewoman Hadar Cohen, 19, of Or Yehuda, was killed by terrorists at Damascus Gate, the Old City of Jerusalem.
Olivier Fitoussi

On Sunday the High Court of Justice received three petitions against the sealing of the homes of the families of individuals accused of being involved in throwing the stones that caused the death of Alexander Levlovitch on September 13, 2015, Rosh Hashanah eve, in Jerusalem. Demolition of the home of Abed Dawiat, who was accused of throwing the specific rock that led to Levlovitch’s death, was approved, and the petition in his case was rejected.

Justice Esther Hayut wrote in the ruling that, “the administrative evidence and the indictment indicate that the three are accused of collaborating in the crime of killing due to their presence during the incident, the stones they threw at other passing cars and [the fact that they were] handing stones to Dawiat.

"However, there is no argument that the throwing of the lethal rock can be attributed solely to Dawiat, who stood on a traffic island and threw from a very short distance while the others stood further away The administrative evidence and the indictment indicate that their part in the incident was far smaller.”