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Israel army weighs demolition of rebuilt Palestinian home

Palestinians were forced to demolish their home to avoid paying the hefty fine if Israeli forces had to do it [Twitter]

The Israeli military is “currently examining” whether a Palestinian family’s rebuilt home can be destroyed again,

The house of Ahmed Nassar Jarrar was destroyed during Israeli occupation forces’ manhunt for the Palestinian deemed responsible for the fatal shooting of an illegal settler in January. Jarrar evaded capture for a number of weeks, leading Palestinians to refer to him as ‘the Ghost of Jenin’.

His home, situated in Burqin village, just outside Jenin in the north of the occupied West Bank, was destroyed during an Israeli army raid, but an actual demolition order was “never officially issued”, Ynet reported.

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The paper added that the Israeli army “is currently examining whether the reconstructed house could also be legally torn down”.

Yael, the wife of the slain settler Rabbi Shevah, told Ynet “as long as there is no permanent policy of deterrence against terrorists, this type of thing will keep happening. We need deterrence […] expulsion of terrorist families, house demolitions and much more”.

According to Ynet, Israeli occupation officials “began the demolition procedures for the rebuilt house upon hearing the news”.

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