West Bank home of US yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz’s killer is razed


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The West Bank home of the Palestinian man who killed visiting American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz was razed.

On Tuesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces demolished the Hebron-area homes of two Palestinians who killed Israelis. The attackers are in custody.

Mohammad Abed al Basset Harub shot and killed Schwartz, of suburban Boston, and two others in the West Bank on the same day in November. One of his victims was a Palestinian man. Harub was shot and injured by Israeli security forces trying to flee the scene.

Raed Khalil killed two people in the Panorama building in Tel Aviv during prayer services at a small synagogue there. Khalil, who has confessed to the murders, also was wounded while being apprehended.

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