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Israeli forces demolish homes of terrorists who committed deadly attacks

Palestinians Mohammed Souf and Younis Hilan murdered Israelis in late 2022.

Israeli forces demolish the home of Mohammed Souf, from Haris, a village southwest of Nablus, who killed three Israelis in a terror attack in November 2022 in the Ariel industrial zone in Samaria, May 2, 2023. Credit: IDF.
Israeli forces demolish the home of Mohammed Souf, from Haris, a village southwest of Nablus, who killed three Israelis in a terror attack in November 2022 in the Ariel industrial zone in Samaria, May 2, 2023. Credit: IDF.

Israeli forces demolished overnight Tuesday the home of Mohammed Souf, from Haris, a village southwest of Nablus, who killed three Israelis in a terror attack in Samaria in November 2022.

Souf stabbed one person at the entrance to the Ariel Industrial Park and two others at an adjacent gas station. He then fled in a stolen vehicle, which he subsequently slammed into several cars on Route 5 before exiting the car and stabbing another person, then stealing a second vehicle and driving it against traffic.

At this stage, security personnel shot and killed him.

The slain Israelis were Michael Ladygin, 36, a father of two, and Mordechai Ashkenazi, 59, a father of three and grandfather of two, who were stabbed at the gas station, and Tamir Avihai, 50, a father of six, whom the terrorist drove over.

Israeli forces also demolished the home in Hajjah of Younis Hilan, who last October stabbed Shalom Sofer as he exited a store in al-Funduq, a Palestinian village near Kedumim in Samaria.

Sofer died from his wounds the following month.

The demolitions came as Israel and Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip reached a ceasefire agreement in the early hours of Wednesday, following a conflagration in which more than 100 rockets were launched towards the Jewish state in under 24 hours.

The armed exchange erupted early Tuesday morning when senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Khader Adnan died in an Israeli prison after an 87-day hunger strike.

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