Israeli forces on Tuesday destroyed the home of a Palestinian man who fatally shot an Israeli tour guide before being killed by security forces in Al Quds last year.

Police said more than 150 security personnel arrived in the Shuafat refugee camp in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem for the destruction of the home of Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, a member of the Hamas militant group that rules the Gaza Strip.

Police said residents of the camp threw stones at officers, prompting forces to use “riot dispersal means”.

Video recorded by local residents showed heavily armed troops using hand tools to punch holes into the walls of the apartment in a multi-storey building.

Police clarified that because the home was part of a bigger residential building, the destruction “of the terrorist’s house was carried out by demolishing the interior”.

The apartment was then sealed, with ‘no entry’ spray-painted in Arabic on the door.

Shkhaydam shot and killed 25-year-old South African-Israeli Eliyahu Kay in Jerusalem’s Old City and injured two civilians and two police officers before security forces fatally shot him in November 2021, according to Israeli police.


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