Fighting its relentless war on Palestinian terrorism, IDF forces destroyed the home of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered a US citizen and wounded several other Israelis.
Israeli forces on Monday demolished the home of a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered US citizen Taylor Force, a US military veteran, while he was walking in Tel Aviv in March.
The IDF said in a statement that it destroyed the home of Basher Masalha in the Palestinian village of Haja, near Shechem (Nablus).
Masalha, 22, murdered Forces and wounded 13 Israeli citizens as they were walking on the boardwalk on the Tel Aviv beach before he was shot dead by Israeli police.
The day after the murder, the Palestinian Authority (PA) head Abbas’ Fatah faction praised the murderer as “the heroic Martyr.”
Reporting on the terrorist’s funeral last week, which was attended by hundreds, official PA TV glorified the murderer as the Shahid, a Muslim martyr, no less than 11 times.
The demolition of terrorists’ homes are meant to serve as deterrence for potential terrorists who are plotting future attacks and are part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to contend with the recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks, which has claimed the lives of 37 Israeli victims in the past nine months.
By: Max Gelber, United with Israel