Israel to demolish homes of Palestinian terrorists who attacked synagogue

Israel is demolishing the homes of Palestinian terrorists who attacked a Jerusalem synagogue (illustrative). Credit: YouTube screenshot.

( The Israeli government will demolish the homes of four Palestinian terrorists in eastern Jerusalem, including the two terrorists responsible for the bloody Nov. 18 attack on a Jerusalem synagogue. The families of the terrorists received demolition notices from the Israeli police Thursday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu advanced the demolition of terrorists’ homes after the attack, in which four rabbis—including three American citizens—and an Israeli Druze police officer were killed. At least seven other Jewish worshippers were injured.

Separately, Netanyahu condemned a decision by Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni to suspend Israeli Arab workers in response to the recent uptick in Palestinian violence.

“There is no place for discrimination against Israeli Arabs,” Netanyahu said. Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett added that "99 percent of Israeli Arabs are completely loyal" to Israel, the Associated Press reported.

Posted on November 20, 2014 .