The Israel Defense Forces has demolished the West Bank home of a suspected terrorist involved in the attack that killed Israeli teen Rina Shnerb in late August 2019, the military said Monday.
IDF troops arrived in the village of Kobar, north of Ramallah, to destroy the home of Qassem Shibli, the suspect in last year’s murder of 17-year-old Shnerb.
The army said that during the operation, dozens of Palestinians lit tires, hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at the troops. Troops responded with riot dispersal methods.
The demolition was carried out after petitions filed by the family of the terrorist to the High Court of Justice were denied.
"The IDF will continue to work to secure the area and against the terrorists in Judea and Samaria," the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
Last month, the IDF destroyed the homes of two other suspected terrorists involved, Walid Hanatshe and Yazen Mjames.
Shnerb was killed, her 19-year-old brother Dvir was seriously woundedת and her 46-year-old rabbi father, Eitan, was lightly hurt in the blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) while visiting a spring northwest of Ramallah.
The natural water source was named Danny Spring by Israelis after an Israeli student, Danny Gonen, was killed there in 2015. That attack was claimed by a group claiming to be affiliated with the Islamist group Hamas.