Israeli military demolishes homes of Palestinian attackers

The Israeli military says it has destroyed the West Bank homes of three Palestinians who attacked Israeli troops earlier this year, and closed up a fourth home.

Palestinian officials say the military destroyed two homes in the village of Deir Abu Mashal on Thursday, where two Palestinians involved in a June attack lived. The mayor says the forces couldn't demolish a third house because it was connected to other homes.

The West Bank homes belonged to Palestinians involved in a June attack in Jerusalem in which an Israeli policewoman was killed.

Israeli troops demolished a third house in Silwad village that belonged to a Palestinian who struck and killed an Israeli soldier with his car in April.

Israel demolishes Palestinian attackers' homes as a policy aimed at deterring future attacks.