Palestinian killed in clashes with IDF during home demolition

According to Palestinian health authorities 10 others wounded in exchanges of fire with troops as they demolished the home of a suspected terrorist involved in the fatal shooting attack near Homesh in December
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during a clash in the West Bank as troops prepared to demolish the home of a man accused of killing an Israeli in a shooting attack, the Palestinian Health Ministry and witnesses said on Monday.
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  • The fighting erupted late on Sunday in the village of Silat al-Harithiya, home to a Palestinian who has been detained and charged with the fatal shooting on a car, near the illegal outpost of Homesh on Dec. 16.
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    חשוד נעצר סמוך לג'נין
    חשוד נעצר סמוך לג'נין
    Palestinian arrested near Jenin, following the fatal shooting attack on the West Bank last December
    (Photo: TPS)
    Witnesses said soldiers and Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire after the troops arrived to carry out the demolition. The Israeli military said it would destroy a floor of the home where the assailant had lived.
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    צה"ל מיפה את ביתם של המחבלים החשודים בביצוע פיגוע הירי בצומת חומש
    צה"ל מיפה את ביתם של המחבלים החשודים בביצוע פיגוע הירי בצומת חומש
    Troops prepare home of alleged terrorist for demolition after fatal West Bank West Bank shooting attack last December
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson)
    Hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks and petrol bombs at the soldiers, who responded with "riot dispersal equipment and also fired at gunmen they had spotted", the Israeli military said, without confirming the fatality.
    According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, one Palestinian was killed and 10 were wounded.
    Israel says demolitions carried out at assailants' homes can help deter future assaults. Rights groups have denounced the measure, which often targets homes where other family members also live, as collective punishment.
    First published: 08:22, 02.14.22
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