Jerusalem car terrorist attack
Jerusalem car terrorist attackUnited Hatzalah

The family members of Abdelrahman Shaludi, the terrorist who last month carried out an attack near the Jerusalem Light Rail and murdered two people, on Friday received an order informing them that their home is to be demolished.

Shaludi plowed his car into pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill station of the Jerusalem Light Rail, killing three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun and 22-year-old Karen Jemima Mosquera, who was fatally injured and succumbed to her injuries a few days later.

The demolition order is part of Israel’s attempts to discourage terrorists from carrying out similar attacks.

It comes a day after a similar order was issued for the demolition of the home of Mohammed Jabis, who slammed his tractor into a bus in Jerusalem in August, killing Rabbi Avraham Walles and injuring six other people.

The United States was unhappy with Israel’s demolition orders, with State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki saying that “punitive demolitions are counterproductive to the cause of peace and exacerbate an already tense situation.”

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