The Israel Defense Forces and the Civil Administration of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories unit, or COGAT, on Monday night announced plans to raze the home of Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah, 17, of the village of Bani Naim, adjacent to Kiryat Arba.
Tarayrah jumped over the security fence of the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, adjacent to Hebron, entered the bedroom of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, a dual Israeli and American citizen, through an open window and stabbed her repeatedly, before being shot and killed by a community civilian guard, on June 30.
Immediately following the attack the village was sealed off and permits to work in Israel were revoked for the village’s residents, many of whom are related to the attacker. Tarayrah’s sister was arrested for incitement after publicly praising her brother’s actions. Two of his brothers reportedly were arrested on Sunday.
The demolition order was served to Tarayrah’s family by Israeli soldiers on Monday night.