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Israel demolishes Palestinian home in act of ‘collective punishment’

Israel demolishes Palestinian family home near Ramallah

August 28, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Israeli occupation forces this morning demolished a Palestinian family’s house in the village of Kobar in the occupied West Bank’s Ramallah district.

Local eyewitnesses said approximately 20 military vehicles accompanied a military bulldozer this morning to raze the house under the pretext that 17-year-old Mohammed Dar Youssef had lived there when he killed a settler in an illegal settlement in early July.

Dar Youssef was killed at the scene in the illegal settlement of Adam.

A reconnaissance aircraft hovered over Kobar during the demolition.

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Palestinians protested against the illegal demolition which is seen as an act of “collective punishment” and therefore contrary to international laws. Occupation forces fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas and sound bombs at demonstrators.