The IDF demolished the home of Islam Yousef Abu Hamid in Ramallah's Al-Am'ari refugee camp on Friday as punishment for killing First Sergeant Ronan Lubarsky back in May.
During the demolition, dozens of Arabs rioted and hurled rocks and firebombs towards the troops, who responded with riot dispersal methods. No IDF injuries were reported.
Lubarsky's elite Duvdevan Unit played a major role in both the arrest of Hamid and Friday's demolition. The IDF said following the operation that it "will continue operating in order to thwart terror and maintain security in the area".
In June, Israeli security forces located and arrested 32-year-old terrorist Islam Yousef Abu Hamid, a resident of al-Amari near Ramallah. Two weeks earlier, Abu Hamid dropped a block from a three-story building in al-Amari on the head of 20-year-old Ronen Lubarsky.
Lubarsky, a member of the elite Duvdevan special operations unit, had been deployed to al-Amari to secure the area while Israeli security forces carried out the arrest of a wanted terrorist. He was taken to hospital and later died of his injuries.
In August, a demolition order was issued for the entire four-story building where the terrorist had resided prior to the terror attack which killed Lubarsky. The terrorist’s family appealed to the Supreme Court against the demolition order, but the Court last week rejected the appeal.