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IDF To Destroy Home Of Palestinian Teen Who Killed American-Israeli Activist

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces will demolish the home of the Palestinian teen who stabbed and killed American-Israeli activist Ari Fuld outside a West Bank shopping mall.

The IDF announced Tuesday that it would destroy the third floor apartment of the family of the assailant, Khalil Jabarin, 17, located in the West Bank village of Yatta, near Hebron.

“The IDF will continue to act in a determined manner to prevent terror attacks and to deter terrorists,” the IDF said in a statement announcing the coming demolition.

The IDF informed the residents of the apartment on Tuesday. They have until Sunday to appeal the decision, according to reports.

Security camera footage shows Jabarin stabbing Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four, in the back on Sept. 16 in Efrat.

The teen then reportedly turned his sights on a waitress at the falafel shop in front of where he stabbed Fuld. But Fuld, who served in the Israeli army and was still in the reserves, ran after the assailant and shot at him before collapsing. He is credited with saving the woman’s life.

Fuld worked for Standing Together, a nongovernmental organization that provides support for Israeli soldiers. He was well known for his social media posts defending Israel and its military.

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