Israel to raze homes of suspects who shot in Jenin district town

JENIN, Monday, December 20, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces informed four families on Monday night of their intention to punishly demolish their homes in the town of Silat al-Harithiya, northwest of Jenin, according to the correspondent. by WAFA.

He said Israeli forces broke into the northern West Bank town and measured the homes of Ahmed Muhammad Yassin Jaradat, father of brothers Ghaith and Omar, as well as the family homes of three prisoners for their punitive demolition.

Ghaith and Omar Jaradat are accused of carrying out a gunshot attack that killed a settler and injured two others near the outpost of the formerly evacuated homesh settlement in the northern West Bank last week. The three prisoners, including the siblings’ uncle, are accused of being accomplices.

The planned demolition will render four families, comprising more than 30 people, homeless.

In the ensuing clashes, soldiers opened fire on dozens of local youths protesting the raid, injuring one with gunshot wounds.

Israel uses the punitive demolition of Palestinian family homes as a deterrent – accused of being involved in attacks on Israelis, a policy Israel does not apply to Israeli settlers who have been implicated in deadly attacks on Israelis. Palestinians.

This policy has been widely condemned by human rights groups as “collective punishment” and “a war crime and a crime against humanity”.


Daniel E. Murphy