IDF demolishes West Bank homes of attackers from Ra’anana terror spree

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

IDF troops demolish the home of a Palestinian terrorist in the West Bank town of Bani Naim, early April 17, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
IDF troops demolish the home of a Palestinian terrorist in the West Bank town of Bani Naim, early April 17, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

Overnight, the IDF demolished the homes of Ahmed Zidat, 25, and Mahmoud Zidat, 44, two cousins from the West Bank town of Bani Naim, who carried out a deadly terror attack in the city of Ra’anana earlier this year.

In the January 15 car-ramming spree, 79-year-old Edna Bluestein was killed and 17 others were wounded.

The IDF says troops operated in Bani Naim overnight to demolish the homes.

As a matter of policy, Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinians accused of carrying out deadly terror attacks.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, six wanted Palestinians were detained. Since October 7, troops have arrested some 3,850 wanted Palestinians across the West Bank, including more than 1,650 affiliated with Hamas, according to the IDF.

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