Family of man who murdered Israelis buys $173,000 villa from donations

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Muhannad Halabi, the terrorist who killed two Israelis in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City in early October, has become a hero among Palestinians as the Palestinian Authority named a soccer tournament and a road after him and awarded him an honorary law degree.

The man’s family has used donations from the Palestinian public to buy a new $173,000 villa.

Muhannad Halabi's funeral. /Flash 90
Muhannad Halabi’s funeral. /Flash 90

Halabi’s family received money from a Palestinian campaign for terrorists who have killed Israelis and had their homes demolished. The campaign placed collection boxes in Palestinian towns and cities. Halabi’s family received enough money from the collection boxes to pay for the new villa north of Ramallah in Samaria on April 5.

The two-story villa is 360 square meters and is located on a 600-square-meter plot of land.

Halabi, a law student at Al-Quds University and member of Islamic Jihad, murdered Rabbi Nehemia Lavi and Aharon Banita, seriously wounded Banita’s wife and wounded his 2-year-old son before being shot dead.