The IDF demolished on Tuesday morning the homes of two Palestinian assailants who carried out deadly terror attacks.
- 5 killed, several wounded in Tel Aviv, West Bank terror attacks
- Obama calls parents of Ezra Schwartz to offer condolences
- American family visits site of Ezra Schwartz's murder in terror attack
The military said that security forces, Border Police and the Civil Administration demolished the West Bank homes of Raid Halil and Mahmoud Harub.
The assailants completed two separate attacks on November 19. Halil carried out a stabbing attack at Panarama Building in southern Tel Aviv in which Reuven Aviram and Aharon Yesayev were killed. Harub carried out a shooting and car-ramming attack at the Alon Shvut junction in the West Bank in which American citizen Ezra Schwartz, and Israelis Shadi Arafa and Yaacov Don were killed. Both attackers were apprehended.
Some 28 Israelis have been killed in a five month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. At least 166 Palestinians have been killed, 119 said by Israel to have been attackers.
Israel says home demolitions can deter attacks. Critics say the tactic amounts to collective punishment.