Soldiers raid home of Palestinian attacker, prepare for demolishing it

HEBRON, Israeli soldiers raided on Monday the family of Khalil Yousef Jabarin, 17, in the southern West Bank town of Yatta, took measurements of the house and drilled holes in its walls in preparation for its demolition, according to local sources.

Jabarin stabbed and killed on Sunday an Israeli settler on the road between Bethlehem and Hebron. He was arrested after he was shot and injured by Israeli soldiers in the area.

According to Rateb Jabour, a local activist, soldiers raided the Jabarin home in Yatta during the night, searched it thoroughly and ransacked it, took measurements of it and drilled holes in its walls before detaining Khalil’s brother, Ehab.

The soldiers have also set up checkpoints on the entrances to several towns and villages in the south of the West Bank after the attack and stopped and harassed Palestinian residents traveling on the roads.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency