Hossam Dwayyat
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Jerusalem bulldozer terrorist buried
Hossam Dwayyat's father, brothers bury him under police supervision in Sur Baher cemetery; police forbid family to set up mourning tent

Hossam Dwayyat, the bulldozer driver whose rampage through the streets of downtown Jerusalem some two weeks ago left three people dead and dozens more injured, was buried by his family in his hometown of Sur Baher in east Jerusalem overnight Thursday.


The burial was conducted only by Hossam's father and brothers and under police supervision. Police are patrolling Sur Baher to prevent any possible disturbances in the village.


During the early hours of Thursday morning police arrived at the terrorist's family home and took the father and brothers to a local cemetery. Hossam's body was transferred to the site earlier from the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute.


Following the burial police reiterated that they would not allow the family to set up a mourning tent, after one that was set up shortly after the attack was dismantled.


Meanwhile, the government has yet to decide whether the terrorist's family home would be demolished.


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said following the deadly bulldozer attack "we need to stop the terror attacks carried out by east Jerusalem Arabs, and if that must be done through means of deterrence or the demolition of a home – then so be it." 


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