Several right-wing activists put up signs defaming the Military Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek, in a Palestinian village of Aqraba in the West Bank on Thursday, following a recent IDF decision not to demolish a home of the terrorist who killed Adiel Kolman, 32-years-old father of four, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem six month ago.
Aqraba was the terrorist's hometown, Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel, who had stabbed Kolman when he was making his way home from his workplace in Jerusalem. Activists put up posters in the village saying, “Thank you, Major General”, cynically criticising the decision not to demolish the perpetrator’s home.
In June, the IDF said that it would not demolish the home of Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel, who was shot and killed on the scene by a police officer, due to his "mental state."
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit issued a statement saying, "It has been decided not to demolish the house of Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel following a thorough examination of the claims made by the terrorist's family regarding his mental state and after reviewing the relevant documents presented."
Fadel, a father of two, had a temporary permit for a week that allowed him to enter Israel to search for employment. He had already received such permits in the past, as there was no indication of his hostile intentions.
Yael Kolman, Adiel's mother, expressed her anger over the decision.
"We don't accept this decision. If he (Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel) was competent to work, his house can be demolished. This should be thoroughly reexamined again," bemoaned the mother.
"I seek for deterrence, not for vengeance. My son wasn't murdered by a mentally ill person, his family supports Hamas and has been supported by them ever since he was killed," she stated.
Zvi Sukkot, Yitzhar settlement resident, reiterated these sentiments.
“There are assemblies in the village in the terrorist’s honor, and dozens of signs honoring the Shahid and his actions. This leaves no doubt regarding his intentions, and the importance of actions that enforce deterrence," Sukkot stressed.