As part of its collective punishment policy, Israel to demolish family home of detainee

As part of its collective punishment policy against Palestinians, the Israeli army notified today the family of a detainee that its home is going to be demolished in reprisal for an attack that left one Israeli settler dead, according to a local official.

Izzat Badwan, head of Kubar village council, told WAFA that the Israeli army informed the family of Qassam Barghouti, who is held in prison, of its decision to demolish the family’s two floor house in Kubar.

The army told the family it has until Thursday to object this decision at Israeli courts, but the family said it will not file any objection with Israeli courts since they are going to rule for the military anyhow as has been in all previous similar cases.

Barghouti was detained at the end of September 2019 for allegedly taking part in planting a bomb near a Ramallah-area village that caused the death of an Israeli settler.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency