Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Israel razes house of Palestinian 'attacker' in West Bank village

Israel razes house of Palestinian 'attacker' in West Bank village

Residents said that army vehicles and bulldozers entered the area north of Ramallah at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT) and surrounded the two-storey house, one floor of which was still under construction.

Israeli soldiers have arrested Abed's father, mother and three brothers, according to villagers.

Police say that all knew of al-Abed intentions and took no action to stop him or inform Israeli or Palestinian authorities and on Tuesday the military prosecution stated that charges will likely be filed against them.

Israeli security forces demolished the family home of 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist Omar al-Abed, who fatally stabbed three Israelis in the West Bank community of Halamish in July.

According to authorities some 300 Palestinians, a majority of them attackers, have been killed by Israeli forces.

The IDF arrested the terrorist's mother July 25 on charges of "aggravated incitement" after she expressed pride for her son's actions in a viral social media video, and celebrated the attack by handing out candies to guests at the family home. Medical sources in Ramallah said soldiers shot at Palestinians during the demolition, injuring at least 26, including journalist Mohammad Radi. The Israeli army said the assailant had spoken of Al-Aqsa and of dying as a martyr in a Facebook post.

Local Palestinians rioted as security forces destroyed the home on Wednesday morning in the village of Kobar.

The Israeli occupation responded to the July 14 deadly shootings by installing metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site, used as a staging point for the attack.

BDS Austria's statement, and signs carried by protesters, referred explicitly to the hiring of an Israeli who advocates extreme violence and racism against Palestinians as the presenter of an official propaganda video for the European Union embassy in Tel Aviv.

Four were also detained from Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem.

Israel regularly demolishes the homes of Palestinian accused of attacking Israelis in what global law considers collective punishment.

Hazan is a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.

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