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November 07, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002 IDF demolishes home of alleged Hamas terror mastermind

Daily deconstruction.
Soldiers on Thursday wrecked the home of a Hamas terrorist accused of masterminding two suicide bomb attacks in which 22 Israelis were killed.

The demolition came the morning after a Palestinian man linked to Hamas shot and killed two Israelis in the Gaza Strip, including the son of a former employer.

The house in the West Bank city of Nablus belonged to Firas Fidi, the alleged organizer of a mid-June bus bombing in Jerusalem that killed 19 people and wounded 50. He is also blamed for an attack in late October in which three Israelis died outside the Jewish settlement of Ariel, near Nablus.

Wednesday's victims at the Gaza Strip settlement of Pe'at Sadeh were Assaf Tsfira, 18 and Amos Sa'adah, 52.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the morning attack and identified the assailant, once employed by Tsfira's family, as Ismail Muhammad Ashour, 25, of Khan Yunis.

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