Destroy homes of Itamar terrorists’ families, security service says
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Destroy homes of Itamar terrorists’ families, security service says

According to report released on Sunday, the families hid the perpetrators, concealed weapons and destroyed evidence

The Shin Bet security service recommended destroying homes belonging to the families of the two terrorists who killed five members of the Fogel family in the West Bank settlement Itamar in 2011, in a report released Sunday.

The terrorists, Hakim Awad and Amjad Awad, confessed to the brutal killings of the two parents and three children, including a 3-month-old infant, and admitted they received assistance from family members, who hid them in neighboring Awarta village after the murders.

According to the Shin Bet, their families also concealed weapons and destroyed evidence relating to the crime.

The terrorists were tried in military court and received multiple life sentences for their crimes last year.

In the past, house demolitions have been used as a deterrent tool by Israeli security forces. The attorney general’s office and the Defense Ministry are expected to decide on the issue in the coming weeks.

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