Israeli occupation forces map family home in Jenin for demolition

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Aug 2023

Israeli occupation forces last night mapped the family home of slain Palestinian youth Kamel Mahmoud Abu Bakr in the village of Rumana, to the northwest of Jenin, in preparation for its punitive demolition, Palestinian News Agency WAFA said.

Mourners carry the bodies of Palestinian men, some draped in the flags of the Islamic Jihad militant
FILE PHOTO: Mourners carry the bodies of Palestinian men, some draped in the flags of the Islamic Jihad militant group and Hamas, during their funeral, in the Jenin refugee camp, West Bank, Wednesday, July 5, 2023. AP


The Israeli occupation authorities accuse Abu Bakr of carrying out a shooting operation in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, which resulted in the killing of an Israeli and the injury of another one.  Abu Bakr was shot dead by Israeli police at the scene of the operation.

An Israeli occupation army force stormed Abu Bakr’s family home in Rumana after midnight Saturday-Sunday, wreaking havoc throughout the house before mapping it for demolition later in an act of reprisal.

Confrontations erupted between local Palestinian protesters and the Israeli occupation army during the raid, during which Israeli soldiers fired live shots and tear gas canisters at the protesters. At least one Palestinian was lightly injured, according to local sources.

Two Palestinians were arrested by the Israeli occupation forces during the raid.

Israeli occupation authorities have long used to punitively demolish the family homes of Palestinians accused of carrying out attacks on Israelis, a policy that Israel does not apply to Israeli settlers who are involved in fatal attacks against Palestinians.

The UN humanitarian agency OCHA said it had recorded nearly 600 settler attacks on Palestinians in the occupied territory in the first six months of 2023 resulting in Palestinian casualties, property damage, or both.

Israel has demolished the homes of thousands of Palestinians in recent years with nearly 140 demolition, construction stoppage, and facility evacuation orders issued, in July, as reported by the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission.

This policy has been widely condemned by human rights groups as collective punishment and a war crime, which is strictly prohibited in nearly all circumstances.
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