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West Bank Settlers Build New Outpost To Honor Neighbors Killed In Terror Attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Residents of the Halamish settlement set up a new outpost in memory of the three members of the Salomon family killed in a terror attack in their home.

Hundreds of Halamish residents and their supporters early Sunday morning set up a caravan, as well as tents, tables and chairs and erected the new outpost on a road outside of the settlement, also blocking it off to Palestinian traffic, Ynet reported.

The outpost is named Yad Ahi, My Brother’s Hand, in memory of the three slain members of the Salomon family: Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon, 46, and son Elad Salomon, 36, a father of five children who were in the home at the time of the massacre on Friday night.

Palestinian attacker Omar al-Abed, 19, from the nearby Palestinian village of Kobar, was shot and injured during the attack, which he said in a Facebook post that he carried out due to the addition of metal detectors at the Temple Mount.

One of the teenage attacker’s brothers was detained following a search of the family home by Israeli security forces. The IDF also measured the house in preparation for demolition, according to reports.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Sunday that the family house would be razed.

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