Israeli soldiers invaded, early Monday morning, Kobar village near Ramallah, and demolished the family home of Qassam Barghouthi, a Palestinian detainee, according to local sources.
Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that a substantial military force raided the village and approached the Barghouthi home, and using an armored bulldozer, demolished the second floor of the two-story building, in addition to destroying trees on the property.
Local youths confronted the large military convoy of soldiers after the demolition, and pelted them with stones as well as molotov cocktails.
The military responded by firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas at the youths, hitting one in the face with a tear-gas canister, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported.
Barghouthi was arrested and detained for allegedly being involved in the death of an Israeli in 2019.
This is how the house of the Palestinian prisoner Qassam Barghouthi looked like after demolishing it by the Israeli occupation in Kobar village in #Ramallah.
House demolition is a punitive measure against Palestinians who allegedly facilitate attacks against the Israeli occupation.
Widad Barghouthi, the mother of the prisoner, and professor of media at Birzeit University, stressed that “no matter what the occupation state does, it will never weaken the Palestinian people.”
The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) condemned the demolition as “another war crime in the long series of Zionist militia crimes.” Quds News Network reported.
Saleh Barghouthi, the slain brother of the detainee, was killed on December 12, 2018 after being ambushed by undercover Israeli forces, and shot at close range.
Saleh was accused by Israel of having been involved in a shooting, targeting colonial settlers.
(Source / 12.05.2020)