Housing ministry prepares to rebuild home Israel had demolished in Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, Minister of Housing and Construction Mufeed Hasayneh said on Wednesday that work has begun on clearing the rubble of the Abu Hmeid home the Israeli army has demolished in Amari refugee camp in Ramallah last month in order to rebuild it.

President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the rebuilding of the house, which received wide coverage during the Israeli army use of explosives to demolish the four-story building, and appointed a committee headed by the Ministry of Housing to rebuild it.

The rebuilding of the Abu Hmeid home is part of the effort to strengthen the steadfastness of people in facing the brutality of the Israeli occupation, said Hasayneh in a statement.

Israel accused a member of the Abu Hmeid family of killing an Israeli soldier during a night army raid of the Palestinian camp last summer. Israel follows a policy of demolishing homes of Palestinians involved in attacking Israelis as part of its collective punishment policy.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency