During the demolition, carried out by the IDF’s combat engineers, violence erupted when Palestinians began throwing rocks and firebombs at the Israeli soldiers, and opened fire at the forces, according to the army.
As a result of the gunsfire, a female Border Policewoman was lightly injured and evacuated to HaEmek Medical Center in Afula. According to the hospital staff, the 19-year-old had been shot in the leg and was set to undergo surgery on Tuesday.
The cell which carried out January’s deadly drive-by shooting was led by Ahmad Nassr Jarrar, a Hamas activist who was killed at the end of a wide scale manhunt during a shootout with IDF and security forces in the town of Al-Yamun in February.
Soldiers shot him after he emerged from his hiding place, and charged at them with an M-16 rifle and a bag containing an explosive device.
The indictment that was served by the Military Prosecution against Konba two weeks ago detailed how he, Jarrar and others made a series of attempts to carry out an attack against Mevo Dotan, shooting at motorhomes in the West Bank settlement.
Another cell shot at Israeli vehicles in the Samaria region of the West Bank. In another case, Konba carried out an intelligence observation and shot at a bus carrying Israeli soldiers. No one was hurt in the attack.