As part of the ongoing war against terror, IDF forces destroyed in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley the homes of nine terrorists responsible for the planning and the carrying out of murderous terror attacks against Israeli citizens. In Jenin the home of Hamsa Aref Hassan Samudi was destroyed. He was responsible for the terror attack in the Megiddo Junction (exploding bus) on June 5, 2002, in which 17 people were killed and 42 were injured. In Silat A-Hartia, north west of Jenin, the home of Karim Isa halil Tahina was destroyed. He was responsible for the terror attack on March 5, 2002, on a bus in Afula in which one person was killed and 19 were injured. In Al Yamus, west of Jenin, the home of Nimer Mahmud Yusef Abu Sifin was destroyed. He was responsible for the terror attack at the bus stop at the Checkpost juction on December 9, 2001, in which 29 people were injured. In Kabatiya, south of Jenin, the home of Mahmud Baher Netzer was destroyed. He was responsible for the terror attack in the “Wall Street” restaurant in Kiryat Motzkin on August 12, 2001, in which 14 people were injured. In Tel, west of Nablus, the home of Atsam Yusef Mahmud Hamad Rehan was destroyed. He was responsible for the first shooting a bomb attack in Emmanuel on December 12, 2001, in which 10 people were killed and 30 were injured.

In Teluza, north of Nablus, the home of Mahmud Mashur Muhamad Hashiha was destroyed. He was responsible for the suicide attack on King George Street, Jerusalem on March 21, 2002, in which 3 people were killed and 35 were injured. In Akaba, north of Nablus, the home of of Az Addin Shahil Ahmed Misri was destroyed. He was responsible for the suicide attack in the “Sbarro” Pizzeria in Jerusalem on August 9, 2001, in which 15 people were killed and 20 were injured. In Hebron the home of Fadi Muhammad Jamal Salam Duik was killed. He was responsible for the infiltration into the settlement of Adura on April 27, 2002, in which 4 people were killed and 7 were injured. The aim of the destruction of the homes of terrorists is to send a message to suicide bombers and their accomplices that their actions have a price. The price will be paid by anyone dealing in hostile terror activity. The IDF will continue to prevent and hinder all terror attacks against Israeli civilians.