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Terrorist israel razes house of Palestinian ‘Hero’ in West Bank village

16 August 2017 16:35

 

Tel Aviv’s forces have flattened a house near the city of Ramallah in the West Bank, which belonged to a Palestinian youth accused by the regime of being behind a deadly stabbing attack against Israeli settlers.

The demolition took place in the West Bank village of Kobar on Wednesday, according to the Israeli military.

Residents said Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers entered the area north of Ramallah at around 3:00 a.m. (0000 GMT) and surrounded the house, one floor of which was still under construction.

Tel Aviv claims that 19-year-old Omar al-Abed, who used to live there, had fatally stabbed three settlers in the nearby settlement of Neve Tsuf on July 21.

Abed has, since then, been placed under arrest. His family members were also detained for what Israeli officials call their failure to prevent the alleged attack.

Later in July, the Israeli military raided and closed off the village.

 

Israeli forces regularly target Palestinian villages in the occupied territories, tearing down structures and triggering often deadly clashes with the locals.

Israeli forces detain a Palestinian protester during clashes after border guards dispersed Muslim worshipers with teargas following prayers outside Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City, which houses the al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound, on July 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The developments came as anti-Israeli sentiment had reached new heights both among Palestinians and anti-Israel activists around the world over the regime’s three-day-long closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Israel took the move after a deadly shootout outside the compound on July 14, heightening the fear among Palestinians that Tel Aviv is seeking to manipulate the premises’ status quo.

More than a dozen Palestinians have been killed in the ensuing tensions.

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