Israeli Army Demolishes West Bank Homes of Palestinian Attackers

The homes belonged to the assailants who killed Border Policewoman Hadas Malka and soldier Elichai Taharlev

People walk through the rubble of the house of a Palestinian assailant after it was demolished by Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Deir Abu Mashal, near Ramallah August 10, 2017.
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The houses of Palestinian assailants who killed Border Policewoman Hadas Malka and soldier Elichai Taharlev were demolished on Wednesday night, a statement made by Israel's military said Thursday.

Malka, 23, was killed in an attack in Jerusalem's Old City that was carried out by three assailants from the West Bank village of Abu Mash'al in June. The houses of two of the attackers were destroyed and the third sealed off.

Taharlev, 20, was killed in a car-ramming attack at the Ofra junction in the West Bank in April by Malik Ahmed Hamed. His home in Silwad was also demolished on Wednesday night.