Israel demolishes attackers' homes in crackdown

Palestinians throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces in east Jerusalem, on October 5, 2015Israel on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinians behind attacks on Israelis and sealed off a room in another, the army said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an iron fist against mounting unrest. The houses knocked down were the former homes of Ghassan Abu Jamal and Mohammed Jaabis, a military statement said. Armed with meat cleavers and a pistol, Abu Jamal and his cousin Uday Abu Jamal killed four rabbis and a policeman before being shot dead in November 2014.

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