Middle East

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian attack accomplice

  • Palestinians inspect the house of Amjad Aliwi after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Aliwi was a member of a Hamas cell who shot and killed an American couple, residents of the West Bank Israeli settlement of Neria, while driving home last October. Aliwi is serving life sentence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinians inspect the house of Amjad Aliwi after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Aliwi was a member of a Hamas cell who shot and killed an American couple, residents of the West Bank Israeli settlement of Neria, while driving home last October. Aliwi is serving life sentence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Salah Alawi sits inside the house of his brother Amjad Aliwi after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Aliwi was a member of a Hamas cell who shot and killed an American couple, residents of the West Bank Israeli settlement of Neria, while driving home last October. Aliwi is serving life sentence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Salah Alawi sits inside the house of his brother Amjad Aliwi after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Aliwi was a member of a Hamas cell who shot and killed an American couple, residents of the West Bank Israeli settlement of Neria, while driving home last October. Aliwi is serving life sentence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Palestinians inspect the house of Amjad Aliwi after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Aliwi was a member of a Hamas cell who shot and killed an American couple, residents of the West Bank Israeli settlement of Neria, while driving home last October. Aliwi is serving life sentence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinians inspect the house of Amjad Aliwi after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Aliwi was a member of a Hamas cell who shot and killed an American couple, residents of the West Bank Israeli settlement of Neria, while driving home last October. Aliwi is serving life sentence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says it has demolished the home of a Palestinian convicted of being an accomplice to a deadly attack on Israelis last year.

The home in the West Bank city of Nablus was demolished early Tuesday. Amjad Elewi is serving two life sentences for assisting in the "planning and execution" of a shooting attack that killed two Israelis who were driving their car in the West Bank.

Also Tuesday, the military says it's sealed the crossings in and out of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as a security precaution for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. The holiday ends on Wednesday evening.

Israel has beefed up security in Jerusalem for the holiday after a shooting rampage by a Palestinian gunman this week that killed two Israelis.