IDF troops accompanied by police and Border Police enter the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood in East Jerusalem on Monday morning to demolish the homes of two terrorists who committed two of the more deadly attacks in the current wave of violence.
The first home is that of terrorist Alaa Abu Jamal, an employee of Israeli phone company Bezeq, who committed the vehicular and stabbing attack on Malkhei Yisrael Street in the capital on October 13, 2015.
After ramming into pedestrians waiting at a bus stop with his company vehicle, Abu Jamal exited the car and started hacking at the wounded with an ax. He murdered 60-year-old Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky and wounded several others, and was shot dead himself by a security guard.
Abu Jamal is related to the two terrorists who committed the terror attack at the Har Nof synagogue in November 2014 - cousins Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal. After that attack, he filmed a video in which he praised his relatives for the attack.
The second home demolished is that of terrorist Baha Aliyan who, along with Bilal Ranem, murdered three Israelis in Jerusalem's East Talpiot, also on October 13.
The two boarded an Egged bus on Olei HaGardom Street in East Talpiot, a neighborhood also known as Armon HaNetziv, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife.
They started shooting and stabbing passengers while the bus kept moving, killing three people – Haviv Haim, 78, and Alon Govberg, 51, and Richard Lakin, 76 - and wounding several others.
Aliyan was shot dead by security forces, while Ranem was seriously wounded.
Abu Jamal's home, which is located on the second floor of a three-floor building, will be sealed off rather than demolished as destroying it would compromise the rest of the structure.
Aliyan's home was demolished without compromising the rest of the structure.