Yatta Homes Raided by Israeli Forces Following Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli soldiers during the raid on the town of Yatta (Photo: via Ma'an)

Yatta, a town in the southern West bank, was raided by Israeli troops. Two Palestinians were detained for allegedly carrying out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8 which killed four Israelis.

Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces fired stun grenades carrying out house-to-house searches in the town.

The family of Muhammad Makhamreh, one of the alleged Tel Aviv shooters, was informed on Saturday night by Israeli authorities that their home could be destroyed at any moment, in line with an Israeli policy of punitive house demolitions which has been denounced by human rights groups as constituting “court-sanctioned revenge”, stated Ma’an

Israeli forces were accompanied by two bulldozers during the raid. A stun grenade exploded near a Palestinian teenage boy, injuring him, reported Ma’an.

An Israeli army spokesperson claimed that Israeli forces found and confiscated an assault rifle during overnight raids in the Yatta.

The Israeli army has withheld information related to its activities in Yatta in the wake of the attack in Tel Aviv attack.


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