Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in clashes in the West Bank, during which the military on Monday described as a demolition operation of the home of a suspected “terrorist”.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the youth as 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Salah. who was killed after Israeli forces entered the village of Silat al-Harithiya near the powder keg city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
The soldiers and the border police had entered the village “to demolish the floor of the House in where terrorist Muhammad Jaradat resided,” the army said. in A declaration. Israel blamed Jaradat and others for the fatal filming of a Jewish settler in the illegal west bank outpost of Homesh in December.
Army says ‘violent riots’ broke out out forward of the planned demolition, “with the participation of hundreds of Palestinians.”
“The troops have identified a number of armed rioters and shot them in in order to neutralize the menace“, said the army without comment directly on the teenager death.
by Abou Salah body-draped in a white sheet, was hoisted by mourners in front of of his funeral later Monday.
Silat al-Harithiya was closed early Monday as orders to attend the funeral sounded out mosque loudspeakers.
The Israeli army, which said it had completed the demolition and withdrawn from the village, regularly destroys the homes of the individuals he blames for attacks on Israelis.
the practice, which often stirs up tensions, has been condemned by critics in the form of a form of collective punishment. Israel insists it is deterring attacks.
The army said that Jaradat was responsible for the death of Yehuda Dimentman, killed when gunmen sprayed settler car with about a dozen bullets as he rode out of Homesh in December. Two others were injured in the attack.
A married fatherDimentman was studying in a religious school in the Homesh, which remained open despite Israel not recognizing the settlement.
Homesh had been evacuated by Israeli forces in 2005 but the settlers nevertheless continued to operate there, fueling tensions with Palestinians.
Israel arrested four people days after the December shooting.
About 475,000 Jewish settlers live in West Bank, alongside some 2.9 millions of Palestinians, in communities widely considered illegal international law.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is the former head of a settler lobby council that opposes a Palestinian state. He ruled out any official peace talks with Palestinians during son warrant, but said he would work to improve economic conditions in the West Bank, occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six Day War.