Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday at dawn, the family home of a Palestinian detainee, identified as Islam Abu Hmeid, in the al-Amâari refugee camp, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Media sources said a large military force, including armored bulldozers and vehicles, invaded the refugee camp, and demolished the property.
They added that the soldiers also fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters.
The demolition of the property was carried out after the Palestinians managed to rebuild it; it was previously demolished a few times. (Also Read — Abu Hmeid Home: Mass Collective Punishment Targeting Entire Families, As Israeli Army Detonates Home In Ramallah)
It is worth mentioning that Islamâs mother, 73 years of age, has a son, Abdul-Monâem Abu Hmeid, who was killed by the army on May 31, 1994, in nearby Qalandia refugee camp, in addition to five other sons, imprisoned by Israel, four of them are serving life terms.
Her husband, Mohammad Yousef Abu Hmeid, died in December of 2014, without being able to visit with any of his detained sons, due to what Israeli called âsecurity considerations.â
The army claims that Islam Abu Hmeid, 33, who was taken prisoner on June 6th, 2018, killed an Israeli soldier, identified Ronen Lubarsky, after dropping a slab on his head, on May 24th 2018, during a military invasion into the refugee camp, causing a very serious injury resulting in his death on May 26th.
An Israeli court sentenced Islam to life in prison, in addition to a fine of 258.000 Shekels to be paid to the family of the slain soldier.
His brothers Nasser, 37, is serving seven life terms and fifty years in prison, Nasr, 35, is serving five life terms, Sharif, 29, is serving four life terms, and Mohammad, 24, is serving two life terms and 30 years in prison.