IDF Demolishes Home of Terrorists Who Murdered Three Jews in Elad

Palestinians look at houses of the terrorists who carried out the terror attack in Elad, and which was demolished by Israeli forces, in the town of Rummaneh near Jenin, Monday. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

As a shaky ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad took effect overnight Sunday, IDF and Border Police forces demolished homes in the village of Romana, near Jenin, belonging to the two terrorists responsible for murdering three Jews, Hy”d, in a brutal attack in Elad in May.

The High Court rejected petitions to stay the demolition.

While the military equipment was demolishing the homes, residents of Romana began rioting, setting tires on fire and throwing rocks at security forces, who employed crowd control measures.

Meanwhile, IDF and Border Police forces were working with personnel from the Shin Bet security agency to arrest suspected terrorists throughout Yehudah and Shomron.

Approximately two months ago, Assad al-Rafai and Subhi Abu Shakir were indicted for the Elad attack. According to the indictment, they were wielding axes and knives when they broke through the security fence around the village Rantis and waited to be picked up and taken to Elad.

When they arrived in Elad, they murdered the driver, Oren Ben Yiftach, and set out on a killing spree that lasted several minutes. At a local park, they murdered two more Jews – Boaz Gol and Yonatan Chavakuk, whose son was with him.

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