Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Prisoner’s Home (VIDEO)

Demolishing homes as a form of collective punishment is one of the most extreme measures that Israel employs as a mean of deterrence. (Photo: via Twitter)

Israeli occupation forces this morning demolished the family home of Palestinian prisoner Qassem Shibli, in the village of Kobar, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

Shibli is accused of carrying out an attack that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb near the illegal Jewish settlement of Dolev.

When Israeli forces arrived, dozens of Palestinians protested by burning tires and throwing stones at the soldiers, who in turn responded with “crowd dispersal methods”, according to Haaretz.

The Red Crescent stated that four Palestinians were injured during the clashes, including one who was hit by a gas grenade.

Demolishing homes as a form of collective punishment is one of the most extreme measures that Israel employs as a mean of deterrence.

According to the human rights group B’tselem, “over the years, Israel has demolished hundreds of houses as part of this policy, leaving thousands of Palestinians homeless”.

This policy was widely condemned by human rights groups as “a collective punishment”, which is prohibited and violates binding provisions of international law.

(Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)

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