01-08-2021 07:01 PM Jerusalem Timing

IOF Razes Houses of Two Palestinian Martyrs

IOF Razes Houses of Two Palestinian Martyrs

Israeli forces demolished the West Bank homes of two Palestinian martyrs who carried out an atatck against Israelis in December.

Israeli forces demolished the West Bank homes of two Palestinian martyrs who carried out an atatck against Israelis in December.

Clashes between Palestinians and occupation forces erupted overnight as demolitions took place in the Qalandia refugee camp, between al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Ramallah, with four Palestinians wounded, an AFP reporter said.

A military spokeswoman said the forces had razed the homes of Issa Assaf and Annan Hammed, who were shot dead during a December 23 attack near Quds' Old City.

"Armed with knives, the two assailants stabbed pedestrians at the scene, brutally killing rabbi Reuven Birmajer and wounding a civilian," the spokeswoman said.

"In addition, Ofer Ben Ari was killed" by security forces who shot Assaf and Hammed dead.

"During the demolition, multiple violent riots erupted," with Palestinians throwing rocks and opening fire, the spokeswoman said.

Occupation forces eventually opened fire at "main instigators," she said.
Four Palestinians were lightly wounded in the clashes, according to an AFP reporter.

Israel routinely demolishes homes of Palestinian assailants in what rights groups say it amounts to collective punishment, with families forced to suffer.