Days of Palestine

Wednesday, March 22

Israel demolishes two homes in Ramallah

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Days Of Palestine –  Ramallah

Israeli occupation forces early on Thursday demolished the family homes of two Palestinians in Ramallah and nearby Birzeit town, amidst intense clashes with the youths, local sources reported

She said that a large Israeli occupation forces raided the town of Birzeit in the after midnight hours and surrounded the family home of Yazan Maghames before the military bulldozers proceeded to demolish it and level it to the ground.

Youths clashed with the Israeli occupation soldiers, who fired tear gas canisters towards them and at homes causing large number of suffocation cases.

At the same time, soldiers raided the Ramallah neighborhood of al-Tireh and demolished using hand tools the family residence Walid Hanatsheh since it is located in an apartment building.

Witnesses said that the Israeli soldiers surrounded the 6-floor building, inhabited by 13 families before proceeding to demolish the inner and outer walls of the Hanatsheh apartment.

Residents of the building said the soldiers forced them to stay indoors as children, woken up by the sound to the soldiers and the use of heavy tools to demolish the Hanatsheh apartment, were frightened. Serious damage was caused to the entrance to the building and some apartments, they said.

Youth pelted the soldiers with stones as they were leaving al-Tireh.

Hanatsheh and Maghames, are currently in Israeli custody for their alleged involvement along with Samer Arbeed in the killing of an Israeli settler near the illegal colonial settlement of Dolev, located near the Palestinian village of Ras Karkar, in August 2019.

Israel resorts to collective punishment against families and neighborhoods of alleged Palestinian attackers. This policy does not apply to Israelis who were involved in fatal attacks against Palestinians.

The policy was widely condemned by human rights groups as war crime and crime against humanity.