Israeli military demolishes homes of 2 Palestinian attackers

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The Israeli military says it demolished the homes of two Palestinians who committed deadly attacks against Israelis.

The military says the West Bank homes of Raid Halil and Mahmoud Harub were demolished Tuesday.

The assailants carried out two separate attacks on the same day last November. One stabbed and killed two Israelis in a Tel Aviv office building. The other opened fire on cars in the West Bank, killing one Israeli, an American student and a Palestinian. Both attackers were apprehended.

Some 28 Israelis have been killed in a five month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. At least 166 Palestinians have been killed, 119 said by Israel to have been attackers.

Israel says home demolitions can deter attacks. Critics say the tactic amounts to collective punishment.