Home of Palestinian terrorist to be demolished


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The family home of the Palestinian man who killed three security officers in a West Bank shooting attack will be demolished.

The Israel Defense Forces notified the family of Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal, 37, on Monday night that it had 72 hours to evacuate or officially challenge the decision.

The home is in Beit Surik, which is next to the Har Adar settlement, the site of the Sept. 26 attack. Jamal, a father of four, had a permit to work in Har Adar. Police shot and killed the gunman.

It is the second time since October 2015 that a Palestinian with an Israeli-issued work permit has committed a terrorist act.

According to the Israel Security Agency, Jamal had significant personal and family problems. His wife fled to Jordan several weeks earlier, reportedly due to domestic violence, leaving him with their children.

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