Homes of Hamas-affiliated kidnapping suspects targeted for demolition

The Hamas flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Palestinians reported overnight Monday that Israel Defense Forces (IDF) explosives experts, accompanied by engineering units, demolished the home of Marwan Kawasme, 29, one of the Hamas terrorists suspected to have abducted and murdered Jewish teens Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Shaar.

A similar operation was planned overnight at the home of Amer Abu Aysha, 33, the other primary suspect. His home was partially blown up in the operation. It was previously reported that troops from the IDF’s Duvdevan counterterrorism unit had surrounded the two homes.

Earlier Monday, soldiers clashed with dozens of Palestinians near the spot where the boys’ bodies were found. Soldiers surrounded a home where they believed the suspects were hiding when dozens of Palestinians began hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at them.

The Israeli defense establishment believes Kawasme and Aysha are still in Judea and Samaria. The Shin Bet security agency said, “[We] are continuing intelligence gathering and operational efforts to apprehend those involved.”

Posted on July 1, 2014 .