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Israeli forces flatten 10 more Palestinian houses in West Bank


Israeli military forces have leveled ten Palestinian houses to the ground in the occupied West Bank.

According to Palestinian sources, Israeli forces destroyed two Palestinian houses in the town of Beit Jala, located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Tuesday, Ma’an reported.

Earlier in the day, Israeli bulldozers, escorted by a large number of soldiers, rolled into the town of Sa’ir, located eight kilometers (five miles) northeast of al-Khalil (Hebron), and demolished eight Palestinian buildings in the area after Israeli troopers forces their residents out.

The development came only a day after Israeli forces destroyed the family house of slain 17-year-old Mohammed Nasser Tarayra over his alleged role in a deadly stabbing attack against an Israeli girl late last June.


An Israeli bulldozer, receiving protection by more than 30 military vehicles, entered the town of Bani Na’im, located eight kilometers east of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron), early on Monday and tore down the house.

Israeli soldiers forced out the residents before placing explosives in the foundation of Tarayra’s house and remotely detonating it. The force of the explosion damaged a number of other Palestinian houses in the area.

35 hurt as Palestinians, Israel forces clash

Also on Tuesday, clashes were reported between a group of young Palestinian men and Israeli soldiers in the Fawwar refugee camp, located six kilometers (3.7 miles) southwest of al-Khalil.

Israeli military forces fired live bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd. There are reports that at least 35 Palestinians sustained injuries during the scuffles.


Furthermore, Israeli forces arrested six people during separate overnight raids on a number of houses across the occupied West Bank. Another four Palestinians were detained in eastern Gaza Strip.

The occupied territories have witnessed a fresh bout of tensions ever since Israeli forces restricted the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

More than 230 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the tensions since the beginning of last October. The violence has also killed at least 32 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese.

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