Terrorist regime israel Continues Punitive Demolitions for Suspected Nablus Attackers
Israeli forces early Thursday demolished the Nablus home of a Palestinian man suspected for organizing an attack in October that left two Israeli settlers dead, Palestinian security sources said.
They told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the al-Dahya neighborhood in the southern area of the occupied West Bank city in preparation to demolish the home of Ragheb Ahmad Muhammed Alawi.
Israeli soldiers forced Alawi’s family to evacuate the home hours before the demolition, said Ahmad Alawi, a relative of the family.
The home was inside of a four-story building that held eight total apartments, and the demolition likely caused damage to neighboring units, Alawi added.
An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the demolition and told Ma’an that “overnight, in accordance to the direction of Israeili Minister Moshe Yaalon, security personnel demolished the the residency of Ragheb Ahmad Muhammed Alawi.”
The spokesperson said that the demolition was carried out on the grounds that Alawi “plotted and executed the lethal attack” that killed Israeli settlers Naama and Eitam Henkin on Oct. 1.
The 37-year-old was accused of recruiting and supplying weapons for the men who carried out the attack, the spokesperson added.
Clashes broke out in Nablus following Thursday’s demolition, and one youth was shot in the face with a rubber-coated steel-bullet, locals said.
He was transferred to Nablus’ Rafidya hospital for medical treatment.
Alawi — married with one child — was one of five Palestinians to be imprisoned on Oct. 3 after Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, said the five confessed to involvement in the Oct. 1 attack during interrogation that took place shortly after.
The homes of three others detained at the time — Yahia Haj Hamed, Samir Zahir Kusa, and Kerem Lutfi Razek — were destroyed by Israeli forces on Nov. 13.
The demolitions are a part of a series of punitive measures being carried out by the Israel to “deter” future attacks.
Israeli watchdog Hamoked had filed a petition to the Israeli High Court against the demolitions on Oct. 29.
Following the demolitions on Nov. 13, a spokesperson of the Hamas movement, Sami Abu Zuhri, said that such moves would increase the determination of Palestinians resisting the Israeli occupation.