Israel Razes Home of Palestinian Attacker

Fatal Confrontation Between Palestinian and Israeli Army Claims a Life
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The Israeli military executed the demolition of a Palestinian gunman’s residence on Tuesday. This individual had been responsible for the fatal shooting of two Israeli brothers in the West Bank during February.

Abd el-Fatah Kharousha, aged 49, had conducted a drive-by shooting near the Palestinian town of Hawara on February 26, leading to the deaths of Hallel Yaniv, aged 21, and Yagel Yaniv, aged 19. Both victims were residents of the Israeli settlement Har Bracha.

Earlier on the same day, the military released a video illustrating troops conducting a controlled explosion of the suspected gunman’s apartment. The apartment was located on the top floor of a three-story building within the densely populated Askar refugee camp, situated to the east of Nablus city.

Reports from the military indicated that the operation sparked clashes, with local Palestinians engaging in actions such as throwing stones and explosive devices at the troops.

As per the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, Israeli soldiers employed both live ammunition and rubber-coated bullets, causing injuries to at least six individuals. Additionally, approximately 185 people sought medical assistance from the Red Crescent due to exposure to gas.

Kharousha was killed by Israeli soldiers during a military operation within the Jenin refugee camp on March 7. The apartment had been occupied by his six family members.

Since the 1967 Middle East conflict, Israel has maintained control over the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, despite international criticism. The Palestinians aim to establish their future state within these territories.