As part of the investigation into Sunday’s terrorist attack in Hadera, police and Shin Bet forces operated in Umm al-Fahm overnight Monday, Israel Police tweeted. Searches were carried out in several homes in the city and a handgun and an airsoft gun were seized. The forces arrested five local residents who are suspected of belonging to ISIS.
It was also reported that the brother of one of the terrorists in Hadera is a police officer who serves in the Kfar Sabba station.
Defense Minister Benny Ganz on Monday morning conducted a situation assessment following Sunday night’s attack, with IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Col.
Yossi Yehoshua, Ynet’s military reporter, tweeted Monday morning that following the rise in ISIS-affiliated attacks and the fear of copycat terrorist attacks by Israeli Arabs, the defense establishment is examining the possibility of carrying out the demolition of the homes of Israeli-Arab terrorists who carried out attacks.
According to Yehoshua, the defense apparatus is happy with the effect of home demolitions of PA Arab terrorists’ homes in lowering the number of attacks.
He also suggests the attempt to start demolishing Israeli Arab homes would be difficult to carry out considering Israel’s current coalition reality.
Those operating or residing in Hadera and the surrounding areas are advised to maintain vigilance while avoiding non-essential travel due to the potential of unrest.