IDF Seals Home of Palestinian Charged in Deadly Rock-Throwing

The family house of Palestinian Mohanad Al-Halabi is seen after it was demolished by Israeli troops in the village of Surda, near the West Bank city of Ramallah January 9, 2016. Israeli security forces said Halabi had carried out attack against Israelis in Jerusalem last October. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
The family home of Palestinian Mohanad Al-Halabi is seen after it was demolished by IDF troops in the village of Surda, near Ramallah, Jan. 9. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

The IDF says forces have sealed the home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli when he threw rocks at the man’s car in Yerushalayim.

Forces sealed the home of Abed Mahmoud Abed Rabo Dawiat, 20, in Sur Baher, a village in the Arab suburbs of East Yerushalayim. He was one of the four terrorists accused of hurling rocks at the car of Alexander Levlovich, Hy”d, in September of last year, resulting in his death.

Initially, all four terrorists’ homes were due to be demolished, but the Israeli Supreme Court last week accepted petitions against demolishing the houses of the other terrorists since they were only charged with manslaughter and not murder.

Levlovich was the first Israeli to be killed in the current seven-month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Israel says home-sealing and demolitions help deter attacks.