JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military mentioned on Tuesday it demolished the house of a Palestinian concerned in an assault in Tel Aviv that killed one and wounded two others in March.
Video footage of the assault exhibits a person the military says was Moataz Khawaja, 23, shooting three men from behind, together with one within the head — in one among Tel Aviv’s busiest streets — earlier than being shot and killed by Israeli police. Hamas claimed him as a member of its armed wing.
On Tuesday, the military destroyed Khawaja’s dwelling within the city of Naalin, northwest of Ramallah within the occupied West Financial institution. The military mentioned individuals burned tires, threw stones and shot fireworks at Israeli forces who have been razing the location.
Israel demolishes the properties of attackers in an try to discourage others, a tactic critics say quantities to collective punishment.
Khawaja’s assault got here after months of relentless violence within the West Financial institution, the place the Israeli navy has been conducting near-nightly raids in response to Palestinian assaults towards Israelis. The demolition follows a lethal five-day burst of preventing between Israel and militants within the Gaza Strip.