JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has demolished the West Bank homes of four Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks.
The military carried out the demolitions early Saturday after clearance from the supreme court. It says the three homes in Nablus belonged to attackers who killed an Israeli couple in front of their children. It says the other home, near Ramallah, belonged to a man who killed an Israeli on his way home from a basketball game.
Israel has renewed home demolitions as a tactic aimed at deterring attacks. In the last two months Palestinians have killed 14 Israelis, mainly in stabbing attacks, while 81 Palestinians have been killed. Israel says 51 of the Palestinians were involved in assaults and the rest died in clashes with security forces.