Israeli Police Hand Demolition Notice to Family of Synagogue Attacker

JERUSALEM, November 20, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli police handed Thursday demolition notice to the family of the West Jerusalem synagogue attacker, said a family member.

Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes attacked Monday a West Jerusalem synagogue, killing five Israelis and injuring several others. The two suspects were shot dead by Israeli police. They identified the two suspects in the attack as Ghassan Abu Jamal and his cousin Udayy from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber.

The attack came a day after a Palestinian bus driver was found hanged to death inside a bus at a stop for the Israeli transport company Egged in West Jerusalem.

Police summoned Udayy’s parents and Ghassan’s wife and handed them two orders informing them that their houses would be demolished in 48 hours, said Abu Salah Abu Jamal.

Police measured the houses and drew up maps in preparation of the demolition.

Earlier on Thursday, the Israeli authorities handed over orders to demolish the family houses of two Palestinians suspected of being involved in anti-Israeli attacks during the past weeks.