Israel destroys two Palestinian homes, kills teenager in confrontation

2. Palestine
Palestinians gather on the ruins of a Palestinian house demolished by Israeli forces in the village of Silat Al-Harithiya near the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, on March 8, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
SILAT AL-HARITHIYA, Palestinian Territories — Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday demolished the homes of brothers Omar and Ghaith Jaradat and Mohammed Jaradat, using explosives in Silat Al-Harithiya village, near Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank.اضافة اعلان

According to AFP reporters, the demolition operation sparked more violence.

The Jaradats are accused of killing an Israeli settler on December 16, when gunmen sprayed a car with around a dozen bullets as it drove out of the illegal settlement outpost of Homesh. Two others were wounded in the attack.

The home of another member of the Jaradat family, Mahmoud, who was arrested in December like the others, was demolished in Silat Al-Harithiya on February 14.

On Tuesday, confrontations erupted between Israeli forces and residents, AFP reporters said. A teen was shot dead by Israeli forces in ensuing confrontations.

Two border police officers were lightly wounded in a possible ramming attack targeting their vehicle in the village, Israeli forces said, with Palestinians reporting one person wounded by a live round to his hand and a number of others hit by rubber bullets.

Israel regularly destroys the homes of individuals it blames for attacks on Israelis.

The practice has been condemned by critics as a form of collective punishment.

Around 475,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank, alongside some 2.9 million Palestinians, in settlements considered illegal under international law.

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