Security and rescue forces at the site of a recent stabbing attack in Jerusalem. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90) (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
Lemkus terror attack
Dalia Lemkus

Terror victim Dalia Lemkus. (Flash90)

The IDF carried out a demolition order this morning, destroying the home of the terrorist who murdered Dalia Lemkus last year.

IDF forces razed the home of Maher Hamdi Zuhair Rashdi Al-Hashlamoun, a terrorist who murdered an Israeli woman and wounded two last November, early Tuesday morning in Hebron.

The operation was carried out in accordance with the directive of the Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon.

Palestinians rioted and assaulted IDF troops as they worked to demolish the terrorist’s home.

Al-Hashlamoun carried out a deadly terror attack on November 10th, 2014, during which he attacked and murdered Dalia Lemkus, an Israeli civilian, at the Alon Shvut junction.

He rammed his car into a bus stop at the junction and hit Lemkus, 26. The terrorist then exited his vehicle and stabbed her multiple times.

Witnesses at the scene attempted to fight off the terrorist, and he stabbed two of them, injuring them lightly. He was shot by a security guard and was wounded.

Later that day, Lemkus died of her wounds.

Dalia’s family moved to Israel from South Africa over 20 years ago and had been living in the community of Tekoa for 15 years. She was the eldest of six siblings.

An occupational therapist in kindergartens, Dalia loved working with children. She also volunteered as an ambulance driver and at the Tekoa branch of Yad Sarah, which provides medical and rehabilitative equipment and other services for the sick, home-bound and elderly.

Dalia Lemkus

Funeral of Dalia Lemkus at Tekoa on November 11, 2014. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Dalia had previously survived a stabbing attack in 2006 while waiting for a ride. An Arab terrorist attacked the group of people waiting for rides at the hitching post and wounded her and another Israeli. She escaped with only light wounds.

Al-Hashlamoun was sentenced in March by a military court to two life terms for the murder of Lemkus and for the two attempted murders.

The military court also ordered him to pay nearly NIS 4 million in compensation to the Lemkus family. He expressed no regret for his murderous actions and declared that he was willing to die for al-Aqsa.

“Almost one year ago, a terrorist rammed his car and stabbed people standing at a bus stop at the Alon Shvut junction, murdering Dalia Lemkus. Last night’s activity sends a clear message that there is a personal price to pay when you are involved in terror. We will utilize all the necessary means in order to protect innocent civilians from the atrocities of those engaged in stabbing, shooting and the killing of innocent Israelis,” IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner stated.

By: Max Gelber, United with Israel