Israeli Military Demolishes Home of Palestinian Who Killed 13-year-old Hallel Ariel

Mohammed Tra'ayra stabbed Ariel while she was asleep in her bed in the settlement of Kiryat Arba last June.

Palestinian youth inspect the damage after the Israeli army partially destroyed the house of late Mohammed Nasser Tarayrah, a Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death an Israeli teen in a Jewish settlement, on August 15, 2016 in the village of Bani Naim, near the Palestinian city of Hebron.
Mohammed Nasser Tarayrah, 19, broke into a house in the Kiryat Arba Jewish settlement where Hallel Yaffa Ariel was sleeping and stabbed the 13-year-old Israeli-American dozens of times in his bed. Tarayrah was himself killed by settlement guards on June 30, 2016. Israel frequently destroys the homes of Palestinians who have carried out attacks.
Hazem Bader, AFP

Israeli forces demolished early on Monday the home of a Palestinian who stabbed a teenage Israeli girl to death in June.

The military said that the home of Mohammed Tra'ayra, in the West Bank town of Bani Na'im near Hebron, was razed under the instructions of Israel's political leadership.

Tra'ayra stabbed 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel to death in her sleep in the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba in late June. Tra'ayra was killed at the scene by a security guard responding to the attack.

Ariel, a duel Israeli-American citizen, was the youngest victim in the latest wave of attacks in Israel.

Israeli troops demolishing the home of Mohammed Tra'ayra in the West Bank town of Bani Naim, near Hebron, August 15, 2016.
IDF Spokesperson's Unit