IDF Hands Over Demolition Orders to Families of Terrorists

Friends attend the funeral of IDF soldier Elchai Taharlev, Hy”d, in Yerushalayim, April 6. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

Palestinian Authority sources said Tuesday that IDF officials had handed over demolition orders to the families of murdered Border Guard Hadas Malka, Hy”d, and IDF soldier Elchai Taharlev, Hy”d. The families of the terrorists have 30 days to appeal the decision with an appeal to Israel’s High Court; if their appeals fail, their homes will be torn down. Malka was killed in Yerushalayim in June when three terrorists attacked her near the Damascus Gate of the Old City. Taharlev was killed in a car-ramming attack near Ofra in April.

An IDF drone fell inside Gaza overnight Tuesday, the army said. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated. According to the army, the drone disintegrated when it crashed, leaving no useful pieces for Hamas to take or reuse. No information or sensitive data was being carried on the drone, the army said.

Overnight Monday, security officials said they arrested 15 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.