Illustrative photo of an Israeli bulldozer demolishing the home of a Palestinian terrorist. (Kobi Gideon/Flash90) (Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
Israel home demolition


As part of its effort to fight Palestinian terrorism and deter future terrorists, Israel destroyed the home of Mohamed Fakih who was responsible for the death of Rabbi Mickey Mark in July.

The IDF on Tuesday destroyed the house of the terrorist responsible for the death of Rabbi Mickey Mark. The operation was carried out in conjunction with the Border Police and the Civil Administration.

Mohamed Fakih, 29, from the village of Dura, gunned down Rabbi Mark on July 1 while he was driving with his family on Route 60. His wife was seriously injured, and two of his ten children were lightly wounded as well.

Fakih was killed in a gun battle with the elite Duvdevan and YAMAM units on July 27, after they had closed in on his hideout in Surif, near Hebron. Fakih had barricaded himself inside the house, and security forces responded by shooting nine anti-tank missiles, causing a significant part of the building to collapse. Troops found several weapons next to Fakih’s body, including an AK-47 assault rifle and hand grenades.

The demolition operation was conducted in line with the Israeli government’s recently reinvigorated terrorism deterrence policy.

By: Tzvi Lev/TPS