Israel demolishes home of terrorist who murdered policewoman

Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered an Israeli policewoman.

Israeli forces early Thursday morning demolished the home of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered Staff Sergeant Hadas Malka in June.

The IDF said in a statement that, acting in accordance with directives from the government, it destroyed the home of Osama Adel Ankush in Deir Abu Mashaaal. Ankush’s house was already sealed last week.

Ankush murdered Malka in late June during a double terror attack at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

In the first attack, two terrorists shot at a police patrol and attempted to stab the officers. Both terrorists were shot dead by police.

In the second incident, Ankush stabbed Malka, 23, as she and her patrol heard shooting and ran toward the scene of the first attack. The policewoman suffered critical injuries and was taken to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital, where she died of her wounds. Here, too, police shot and killed the terrorist.

The demolition of terrorists’ homes are meant to serve as deterrence for potential terrorists plotting future attacks. The recent wave of Palestinian terror has claimed the lives of 55 victims in almost two years.

In related news, IDF forces carrying out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria on Wednesday night arrested 12 Palestinians wanted for terrorism, including three members of the Hamas terror group.

By: World Israel News