Israeli minister promises to seal home of terrorist who attacked light rail

( Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch on Friday visited the bereaved parents and grandfather of Chaya Zissel Braun, the 3-month-old baby girl who was killed last week in an Arab terrorist attack on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill light rail station.

“I promise you I will take steps to punish the family of the murderer, even by shutting and [eventually] demolishing his home,” Aharonovitch said, Israel Hayom reported.

Sources close to Aharonovitch said that he preferred to issue an order to demolish the home but intead decided to seal off the building since that was a step that could be taken immediately. A demolition order might encounter legal obstacles because the terrorist is a resident of eastern Jerusalem.

Posted on October 26, 2014 .