Israeli occupation forces demolish house of Palestinian prisoner in north of West Bank

Israeli occupation forces demolishing the house of Khalil Dweikat in Rujeib village in the West Bank.
Israeli occupation forces demolishing the house of Khalil Dweikat in Rujeib village in the West Bank.

Days of Palestine - Nablus

Israeli forces early on Monday demolished a house in the village of Rujeib, to the east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after alleging that the house owner has killed an Israeli, according to sources.

Mufeed Dweikat, head of the Rujeib village council, told the official WAFA news agency that a large military unit of Israeli soldiers accompanied by a bulldozer raided the village in the early morning hours and proceeded to demolish the two-story house of Khalil Dweikat, noting that the Israeli authorities have issued the demolition order back in August.

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The soldiers forced the Dweikat family out of the house and left them in an open area on a rainy and cold night.

The village mayor said clashes erupted between the youths and the Israeli forces resulting in one youth getting shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet while others suffered from suffocation due to inhaling tear gas fired at them by the soldiers.

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Khalil Dweikat was arrested and charged with killing an Israeli man in the town of Petah Tiqwa in August.

Israel demolishes homes of Palestinians who kill Israelis as a collective punishment policy against the entire family. This policy does not apply to Israelis who kill Palestinians in terror acts.


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