28-01-2020 08:23 AM Jerusalem Timing

IOF Destroys Palestinian House in West Bank

IOF Destroys Palestinian House in West Bank

Israel on Tuesday destroyed the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of aiding in the October 2015 operation against Israeli settlers occupied territory.

Israel on Tuesday destroyed the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of aiding in the October 2015 operation against Israeli settlers occupied territory.

Palestinian Zeid Amr, aged 26 or 27, is accused of being part of a squad from the resistance movement Hamas that ambushed and shot dead Naama and Eitam as they drove on a road between two West Bank settlements.

Amr, who is alleged to have staked out the attack site ahead of the shooting, was detained along with four other suspects a few days after the attack.IOF Destroys Palestinian House in West Bank

His father Ziad Amr told AFP that Israeli troops arrived at the family apartment in the northern West Bank city of Nablus around 6:30 am (0330 GMT on Tuesday.

"They destroyed interior walls and closed off our home," he said, adding that the family had been given advance warning after their appeal in Israel's Supreme Court was rejected.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed the demolition.

It was the latest such demolition carried out by Israel, which human rights groups say amounts to collective punishment.

The occupied territories have been, since October 1, rocked by a wave of operations against Zionists in retaliation of the Israeli repressive measures against the Palestinians across the West Bank and especially in al-Quds.

Zionist settlers backed by occupation forces have been repeatedly storming the holy al-Aqsa Mosque, sparking Palestinian anger.

However the occupation forces have been brutally attacking the Palestinians under the pretext of staging stabbing attacks.

The Palestinian operations since the start of October have killed 28 Israelis, while the Israeli occupation forces killed 201 Palestinians.