Israel Punitively Demolish Detainee’s Family Home in Hebron Town

Israeli forces Tuesday punitively demolished the family house of a Palestinian detainee during an overnight raid sparking violent clashes in Dura town, south of Hebron, said WAFA correspondent.

Israeli soldiers raided the Dura neighborhood of Wadi Sood, cordoning off the family house of Muhammad Abdul-Majid al-Amayreh, who was detained after allegedly being involved in a deadly shooting near the Hebron village of As-Samou' on July 1.

Troops forced locals out of the surrounding houses and planted and detonated explosives in the one-storey house, leveling it and causing damages to surrounding houses.

The demolition took place almost a month after Israeli forces delivered an order to al-Amayreh family, notifying them of the planned demolition.

Al-Amayreh, 38, was reportedly accused of driving a carfrom which Muhammad Faqih, 29, opened fire at Rabbi Michael Mark on Route 60, killing him and injured his wife and two children.

Faqih was later killed after Israeli forces bombarded and razed the house he was fortified in during a raid into the Hebron town of Surif on July 27.

At least two young men were shot and injured by a live round and a rubber-coated steel bullet during clashes that broke out with Israeli troops.

Another local youth sustained injuries after being run over by a military vehicle during the overnight raid. The three youths were evacuated to a hospital for treatment.

Israel's punitive measures against the attacks, including punitive house demolitions, sealing entire villages and towns, detention raids and withholding the bodies of Palestinians killed during alleged or actual attacks, have been slammed by human rights organizations as collective punishment and a violation of international law.

Source: WAFA