Daily Israel Report

Homes of Teenagers' Murderers to Be Razed

Demolition orders issued against the homes of Hamas murderers who killed Gilad Sha'ar, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Frenkel.
By Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/16/2014, 2:00 PM

Murdered (L to R): Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar, Naftali Frenkel
Murdered (L to R): Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar, Naftali Frenkel
courtesy of the families

The IDF has issued demolition orders for the homes of the terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teens – Gilad Sha'ar, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Frenkel hy”d.

Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisha, who abducted and murdered the three boys last month in Gush Etzion, live with their families in Hevron and have disappeared since the abductions.

On Monday, the IDF arrested several realtives of Kawasmeh, as part of the ongoing efforts to locate the abductor-murderers. In the course of the arrests, violent disturbances took place in Halhoul, Rachel's Tomb, Bitunia and Jenin. IDF forces uses riot dispersal gear against the rioters.

Earlier this month, the home of the terrorist who murdered Baruch Mizrahi hy”d, Ziad Halil Awad, was destroyed at Idna, west of Hevron. The destruction was carried out after the High Court rejected a motion to block it.

The family members of the teens' murderers are also expected to file a motion with the High Court.

The mother of one of the Hamas kidnappers who the IDF has identified as being behind the June 12 abduction of the three Israeli teens has spoken out, both denying his involvement yet saying if he is behind the abduction "I'll be proud of him till my final day."

The revelation comes in an interview with Channel 10 by the mother of Amar Abu-Eisha (33), whose identity, along with that of Marwan Kawasmeh (29) was released by the IDF last Thursday, as the main actors behind the abduction. The two are known Hamas terrorists from the Hevron region.

"They're throwing the guilt on him by accusing him of kidnapping. If he truly did it - I'll be proud of him till my final day," said the mother in a cold voice, reports the news channel.

Speaking from her home in Judea, the mother claimed that on the day of the kidnapping, Abu-Eisha told his wife he was going to work and could be late coming home.

"If he did the kidnapping I'll be proud of him. I raised my children on the knees of the (Islamic) religion, they are religious guys, honest and clean-handed, and their goal is to bring the victory of Islam," continued Abu-Eisha's mother.

Abu-Aisha's father, Omar, himself has been arrested numerous times for security offenses according to the IDF, and Amar's brother was killed while committing a terror attack in 2005 against an IDF patrol.