Israeli forces raze homes of Palestinians

Israeli regime forces have razed two houses belonging to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank amid weeks of unrest in the West Bank.

The Israeli regime announced the destructions, which occurred late Friday night, in a statement.

It claimed that one of the houses in the northern West Bank city of Nablus belonged to three Palestinians who allegedly killed an Israeli settler couple early last month.

The Israeli statement added that another home it destroyed in Silwad, to the northeast of Ramallah, belonged to a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli back in June.

The file photo of a Palestinian boy looking through the rubble of a home demolished by Israeli regime bulldozers (By AFP)

 

The demolition of the Palestinian houses triggered more clashes between Israeli military forces and Palestinian protesters. Nine demonstrators suffered injuries, according to local medical sources.

The Israeli regime ordered the demolition of Palestinian homes as a punitive measure last month in response to a growing number of alleged attacks by Palestinians against Israeli settlers, who constantly waged attacks against Palestinian residents and their properties.

Tensions in the occupied territories have dramatically escalated since the Israeli regime’s imposition of restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

Palestinians are angry at increasing violence by Israeli settlers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and their attacks on Palestinian properties, saying that the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the compound.

By Press TV