Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at night, Sielet al-Harthiya town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, took measurements of four Palestinian homes in preparation for demolishing them.
Local sources said more than twenty Israeli military vehicles invaded the town before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Ahmad Mohammad Jaradat.
They added that several Israeli army sharpshooters took positions on the rooftop of the house before Palestinian resistance fighters exchange fire with the invading forces.
The soldiers took measurements of the invaded property in preparation for demolishing it later; the army has not yet set a date for demolishing the property.
The Israeli army claims that Ahmad’s sons, Omar, and Gheith, along with their uncle Mohammad and three other Palestinians, are responsible for the shooting that led to the death of a colonialist settler, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, on December 16th, 2021.
Omar and Gheith, along with their uncle, Mohammad, were abducted earlier on Sunday at dawn when the soldiers invaded their homes and ransacked them.
In addition, the soldiers also invaded the home of Mohammad Gheith and took measurements of the property in preparation for demolishing it.
The soldiers also invaded the homes of two political prisoners, identified as Ibrahim Mousa Tahaina and Mahmoud Ghaleb Jaradat, and also took measurements of the properties in preparation for demolishing them.
The four homes provide shelter for 30 Palestinians, including children and seniors.
Israel’s policy of home demolitions is an illegal act of collective punishment that violates International Law and various international resolutions and treaties.
Protests erupted during the invasion, while several armed resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the invading soldiers.
Israel’s policy of home demolitions is an act of illegal collective punishment, targeting entire families, in direct violation of International Law.
Israel also does not demolish the homes of Israelis, especially colonialist settlers, who are responsible for killing or seriously wounding Palestinians in the occupied territories.
It is worth mentioning that Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians, including a child, in the occupied West Bank since the beginning of this month.
On December 12, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, after the army invaded Nablus.
On December 10, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Abu Ayyash, 31, during the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli colonies in Beita town, southeast of Nablus.
On December 6, 2021, the soldiers killed a child, Mohammad Nidal Younis, 15, at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, after the army claimed he intentionally rammed his car into the roadblock.
On December 04, 2021, the soldiers Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, after he stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.