IDF maps home of still-at-large terrorist in recent deadly Huwara shooting

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

Israeli security forces secure the scene of a shooting attack in Huwara, in the West Bank, August 19, 2023. (Flash90)
Israeli security forces secure the scene of a shooting attack in Huwara, in the West Bank, August 19, 2023. (Flash90)

Overnight the Israeli military measured the home of a Palestinian accused of carrying out a deadly terror attack in the West Bank town of Huwara over the weekend, in preparation for its demolition.

The alleged terrorist, reported by Palestinian media to be a member of the Bani Fadl family from the town of Aqraba, near Nablus, has not yet been arrested.

The Israeli defense establishment is aware of the terrorist’s identity, and therefore took the unusual step of preparing his home for demolition despite not having arrested him yet.

Palestinian media outlets publish footage showing markings on the interior walls of the home, left there by combat engineering troops.

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

In the terror attack in Huwara on Saturday, Shay Silas Nigreker, 60, and his 28-year-old son Aviad Nir were shot to death by the Palestinian terrorist while they were at a carwash in the Palestinian town.

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