IDF Central District Commander Tamir Yadai signed an order on Sunday to demolish a Palestinian West Bank home accused of shooting earlier this month. This left two Israeli men dead and wounded.
The Muntasir Shalabi family’s objection to the demolition of houses in Turmus Ayya was rejected by the army.
Shalabi, 47, is suspected of driving up the Tapuah junction north of West Bank on May 2 and opening fire on a group of Israeli students at a nearby religious college at the Itamar settlement, which left 19-year-old Yehuda Guetta. seriously injured Severely injures a second teenager. and minor injuries in the third
during the attack Soldiers from the IDF̵7;s Givati Brigade who were on the scene fired back. Attacks the vehicle used and the driver. Despite being shot, the gunman fled the scene. By abandoning the car used to drive by shooting in the nearby city of Agraba. The villagers set the car on fire as soldiers arrived to seize the car.
Two other wounded students were 19-year-old Benaya Peretz from Beit She’an, who was also shot in the back, and 19-year-old Amichai Hala from Safed, who was released from hospital for wounds at home.
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day after shooting Officers from the Israeli Special Police and IDF, acting on intelligence gathered by Shin Bet, raided a building in the central West Bank village of Silwad and brought Shalabi into custody. The arrests came an hour after Guetta succumbed to his injuries. his
Two days after Chalabi’s arrest, the IDF planned to destroy his home.
Shalabi, a father of seven, is not believed to have links to Palestinian militants. Security agency Shin Bet said he was initially suspected of escaping arrest with the help of family and friends.
Israeli authorities often perform punitive actions, such as the destruction of houses, before punishment is imposed in the event of a terrorist attack. Israel defends the practice of destroying the attacker’s family home to deter future attacks. And officials have argued that speed is important. claiming that the inhibitory factor decreases over time.
However, over the years A number of Israeli defense officials have questioned the effectiveness of the operation. And human rights activists condemned the action as unfair overall punishment.
The shooting comes amid rising tensions in the West Bank. After the Palestinian Authority announced that elections were being planned indefinitely. It clearly blamed the decision that Israel refused to allow the PA to vote in East Jerusalem.
Tensions also erupted in Sheikh Jarrah, east of Jerusalem. Dozens of Palestinians are at risk of eviction after a lengthy legal battle with right-wing Israeli Jews trying to take over the area. which is north of Jerusalem