By order of the Supreme Court, IDF forces, in cooperation with border police and the civil administration, demolished last night (Tuesday) the house of Muhmad Abed Almajid Al-Ameira who, along with the terrorist Muhammad Al-Pakia, carried out the attack in which Rabbi Michael Mark of Otniel, a father of ten and director of the Otbniel Hesder Yeshiva, was murdered while driving with his wife and children. His wife and a son were seriously wounded and another son lightly injured.
The demolition comes after the Supreme Court rejected a petition from Al-Ameira's family who, with the help of the far-left organization "Hamoked - the Center for the Defense of the Individual," had called not to destroy the house.
Judge Tzvi Zilbertal noted that "the petition does not elicit any individual difficulty or unique circumstances which would justify straying from the norm which mandates the destruction of the house [in such cases].
"There is no reason to question the decision of the Army Command to destroy the house in question," he continued. "This is what the law indicates, a time-honored law which, in these trying times, there is a need to apply once again."
In addition, the IDF Spokesman said that, over the course of the night, IDF forces, in cooperation with border police for Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, arrested 16 wanted terrorists. Eight of those arrested are suspected of nationalistic crimes and violence against Israeli citizens and security forces.