Israel on Wednesday destroyed the home of a Palestinian who last month ran over and killed two people at a Jerusalem tram stop, a day after two militants killed four rabbis and a policeman at a synagogue in the city.
The home of Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, was blown up before dawn, police and the military said. East Jerusalem resident Shaloudi was shot dead by police as he tried to flee after mowing down commuters at a light railway stop on Oct. 22.
ension remains high and the security forces are on high alert in Jerusalem following the deadly attacks that cost the lives of four Israelis on Tuesday.
The government has announced it will build 78 new homes in the predominantly-arabic East Jerusalem, in the Har Homa and Ramot districts. It is the latest of several building permits accorded for East Jerusalem projects, more than 4000 homes in all.