Demolition of Palestinian Home Sparks Clashes

Demolition of Palestinian Home Sparks ClashesDemolition of Palestinian Home Sparks Clashes

At least three people were wounded in clashes with the Israel Defense Forces, as army troops bulldozed a Palestinian suspect’s house in West Bank.

Angry locals reportedly threw Molotov cocktails and fired makeshift guns at the soldiers.

The demolition took place on Monday in the town of Qabatiya, AFP reported.

IDF forces bulldozed the house of Bilal Abu Zeid who Israeli authorities believe is an accomplice of a group of Palestinians involved in a February attack that left one Israeli police officer dead and one injured.

Zeid is currently being held in Israeli prison.

Heavy clashes erupted after a military convoy arrived in the area. Palestinians used improvised weapons and threw Molotov cocktails at the soldiers who resorted to rubber bullets and live fire.

There are conflicting reports as to how many people were injured. While the Israeli Army said three Palestinians were shot, Palestinian officials said that as many as six people were injured either with live fire or rubber bullets.

Israeli authorities accuse Bilal Abu Zeid of assisting three Palestinians who took part in an attack outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate on February 3.

The Palestinians were killed at the scene and their homes were later demolished.