Israel demolishes homes of 3 Palestinian attackers

Jerusalem / AFP

Israeli security forces demolished the West Bank homes of three Palestinians early Monday who killed an Israeli officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem in February, the military said.
In February’s attack outside Jerusalem’s Old City, according to Israeli authorities, three Palestinian men in their early 20’s drew rifles and knives and attacked two female officers during a security check, killing a 19-year-old officer. They were killed by Israeli officers at the scene. Israel argues that home demolitions are an effective tool to deter attacks, but critics say the tactic amounts to collective punishment.

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