Israel Razes Home of Jerusalem Car Attack Suspect

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Demolition Comes in Wake of Attack on Synagogue; More Expected.

A relative of a Palestinian who killed two with his car last month stands at his family home after it was razed by Israeli authorities in East Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Israel early Wednesday razed the home of a Palestinian man suspected of a deadly car attack last month, pushing forward with a controversial demolition policy in the wake of a separate attack on a synagogue that shook the country.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a harsh response after the Tuesday attack, in which officials say two Palestinians armed with a gun and butcher knives rampaged through the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue, killing five.

The East Jerusalem homes of the alleged synagogue attackers were expected to be demolished later on government orders. The demolitions—punitive measures against the families of attackers—mark the return of the practice, which is condemned by many countries, including the U.S.

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