Israeli military demolishes home of Palestinian attacker

Israel often demolishes Palestinian attackers’ homes as a policy aimed at deterring future attacks.

7 March 2019 | 10:57

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 7 March 2019 | 10:57

This undated photo shows Israeli soldiers holding up their rifles towards Palestinian protesters in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. (AFP Photo)

RAMALLAH, West Bank: The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian behind the killing of two soldiers and an Israeli newborn.

Israeli forces bulldozed the home of Aasem Barghouti in the village of Kobar near Ramallah early Thursday. Barghouti was arrested earlier this year for carrying out the deadly shooting attacks last December.

Israel arrested more than 100 Palestinians in the manhunt after the attacks and killed Barghouti’s brother in one of its arrest raids.

Israel often demolishes Palestinian attackers’ homes as a policy aimed at deterring future attacks.

The military also struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Thursday in response to projectiles and explosives that were deployed against southern Israel.

In an earlier report, Gaza’s Health Ministry said a 15-year-old Palestinian died from Israeli gunfire in overnight border skirmishes.

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