Israel Demolishes Home of Palestinian Who Stabbed 3 to Death

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Israeli forces demolished the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Jewish residents of a nearby settlement as tensions soared last month over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The military confirmed the demolition in the village of Kobar in the occupied West Bank.

Residents said that army vehicles and bulldozers entered the area north of Ramallah around 3:00 am (0000 GMT) and surrounded the two-storey house, one floor of which was still under construction.

In recent weeks, Israeli authorities also arrested the father, mother and three brothers of the 19-year-old attacker, Omar al-Abed, according to villagers.

The family members are suspected of having known of Abed's plans to carry out the attack in the nearby Israeli settlement of Neve Tsuf, also known as Halamish, and of failing to prevent it, Israeli media reported.

The Israeli army said the assailant had spoken of Al-Aqsa and of dying as a martyr in a Facebook post.

He was shot while carrying out the attack and later arrested.

The July 21 attack came with tensions high over the highly sensitive mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

Violence erupted in and around the compound last month after three Arab Israelis shot dead two policemen on July 14 before being killed by security forces.

Israel responded to the July 14 deadly shootings by installing metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site, used as a staging point for the attack.

For nearly two weeks, worshippers refused to submit to the checks and held mass prayers in surrounding streets.

Ensuing protests and clashes left seven Palestinians dead and the stabbings of the Israelis at the settlement was carried out at the height of the tensions.

The crisis abated when Israel removed the detectors.

The Jerusalem holy site, which includes the revered Al-Aqsa mosque and the golden-topped Dome of the Rock, is the third-holiest in Islam and the most sacred for Jews.

Central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the compound is located in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the international community.

Palestinians fear Israel will gradually seek to assert further control over it, though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said repeatedly he is committed to the status quo.

Israel regularly demolishes the homes of Palestinian attackers, calling it a deterrent against future violence.

However, human rights groups say it amounts to collective punishment, with family members forced to suffer for the acts of relatives.

Comments 32
Thumb barrymore 16 August 2017, 10:26

If he committed a crime, punish him. But to demolish his and his parents' house it is even more criminal. For a country that claims to be an example of democracy in the Middle East these actions are nothing short of barbaric. When an Israeli stabs an Arab, does the Israeli criminal government demolish his house? Of course not.

Both Iran and Israel should be eliminated from the face of this earth.

Thumb s.o.s 16 August 2017, 14:26

In my very own personal opinion I consider Iran a tad worse than Israel based on the global terrorism they support, they're trying to regain power of influence and domination in the region through terrorism. Israel is however struggling to survive although it shouldn't exist in its current form. Iran has been in Lebanon around the same time as Israel; with a difference that the israelis left in 2000, but the persian carpet humpers never did.

Thumb s.o.s 16 August 2017, 22:15

I like "very own" followed by "personal" , I can be such a dimdim sometimes. LooooL

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 12:27

The Jerusalem holy site, which includes the revered Al-Aqsa mosque and the golden-topped Dome of the Rock, is the third-holiest in Islam and the most sacred for Jews.

just think for a second about what's claimed here.

The Jews have a holy site, its one & only...But the Arabs of Islam want it because its their 3rd holy site.

These Jews pray facing Jerusalem whilst Arabs-islam turn their back to Jerusalem & face Mecca to pray.

just think who is legit & who is just greedy wanting what belongs to others because they are a spiteful race with a spiteful religion.

Thumb Spotter 16 August 2017, 19:23

One roaring troll Spotted

Logged Tagged and Processed.

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 12:33

As always, the focus is taken off the terrorists who murdered in cold blood 3 innocent people, instead it highlights the reaction to it.

Arabs will never live in peace & they only understand one language.

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 12:48

my boss? hardly...but as for your tough stance its impressive.
just as impressive as the Arab leaders who rejected a 2 state solution & vowed to annihilate the Jews instead way back in 1947.

if only you Arabs would learn peace instead of tough words.

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 13:11

The land was called Palestine 2000 years ago with Jews living there.
it was renamed Palestine by emperor Hadrian to spite the Jews & their traditions.but Jews have inhabited the land for over 3 thousand years
including & up to 1947.

The Palestinian orchestra before 1947 was made up Jews.
The Jerusalem post was called the Palestine post pre-1948

you need to study history dude...watching a few conspiracy theories on youtube just won;t cut it dude.

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 13:20

Why do you fail to debate facts but instead to continue with your conspiracy theories?

No point debating people who refuse facts-history etc but are far more interested in conspiracy theories.

Missing phillipo 16 August 2017, 13:55

Since when exactly is an ammonia tank a nuclear plant?

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 13:31

The Jews were welcomed with open arms?

lol now I've heard it all.

It's a real shame you guys simply refuse to read history.

guys history is a legitimate form of knowledge.....just as science-maths etc....You pay good money at Uni to take history lessons.
Respect history & try to read it before blurting out the most laughable fallacy's

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 13:49

you have demonstrated how unbalanced you are...I come to you with sound logic & you keep coming back at me with hateful mis-quotes

Not once did I say learn history from as you say "my university"
I said learn history...Use your own sources but make sure you are reading factual accounts & not fables told to you by your family, friends, religious leaders, etc.
Just read history before you keep embarrassing yourself with self refuting comments.
As for your insults, it demonstrates your frustration at being refuted with facts....keep up the insults it only serves to show who you are & who you represent

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 13:36

The Israeli's gave the Arabs full control of Gaza after the Oslo accord in 1994, how did the Palestinians repay that? oh yes they rained down 7,000 rockets on the Israeli's...when the Israeli's finally replied, the world was outraged.

It's the Arabs who have always refused to live in peace.

Thumb Southern...... 16 August 2017, 14:10

so, nothing is good about a country which supports ISIS terrorirsts and demolishs a parent home because their son commited an action as a vengance of the zionist atrocity... in Israel there are no inocent civilians, all of them belong to the IDF and have their hands staind with Palestinian blood.

Thumb Southern...... 16 August 2017, 14:14

good luck roar!

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 14:21

The moment you write that the holocaust never happened is the moment you have parted way with rational.

no point going any further in this debate with someone who is obviously brainwashed to such an extent, that his conscience is removed by such hateful brainwashing.

no its you who needs the good luck, southern.

Missing phillipo 16 August 2017, 13:59

Just in case, by the off chance that you have read the Bible (both the Old and the New Testaments) where the Jews and later the Christians are mentioned hundreds of times, where exactly was the setting for it? Jerusalem, a city that is not even mentioned in the Holy Koran.

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 14:10

why bother, phillipo? some are only interested in the fables they are told. history & facts are lost on them.

Missing phillipo 16 August 2017, 14:09

So who changed the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? Siam to Thailand, Abysinnia to Ethiopia, Southern Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, Northern Rhodesia to Zambia, Congo to Zaire, Burma to Myanmar......I'm reasonably certain it want the Israelis, but you only attack one name change, a change that was voted on by a majority of countries of the United Nations.
As for water and electricity for Gaza, you had better check exactly where that comes from, you would be surprised to "discover" that Israel (the enemy) supplies a lot more than Egypt (the friend). Also if they paid for these facilities they would get a lot more, but it is the Palestinian Authority that continues to refuse to pay.
If you are talking about grandparents as to where they came from, why go so far back when you know that Yasser Arafat himself was born in Egypt, and not as a refugee.

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 14:31

The poor Palestinians? I thought you were using tough language not so long ago..now you use the poor Palestinian line?

Why did the so called poor Palestinians refuse the 2 state deal & declared intifada, when the Jews were offering a 2 state deal & peace?

Thumb doodle-dude 16 August 2017, 14:50

Nice to see the wealthy shia Australian who travels the globe & has inside knowledge that no other person on this planet knows about supporting Israel.

Thumb marcus 16 August 2017, 18:37

I bet he is also posting from an Airport and in between flights;)

Thumb enterprise 16 August 2017, 19:17

more likely from the fries section at McDonald's.

Thumb galaxy 16 August 2017, 15:31

the_roar 3 hours ago
if only you Arabs would learn peace instead of tough words.

lol says the 'blonde Norwegian' (Christian of course ) troll who sings nassrallah's praises every single day!

Thumb the_roar 16 August 2017, 15:36

some speak the truth no matter how much it hurts your paid agenda, galaxy-sos-terr-eagleyawn-ice-norma the tranny etc

As long as nassrallah is defending Lebanon, than what have one have to say but just that?

i know you have a paid agenda and can't think outside what your told to say.

But hey your filthy agenda has been openly exposed.

Thumb Elemental 17 August 2017, 02:39

Visited Lebanon yet?

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 16 August 2017, 15:59

Still traumatized by galaxy-sos-terr-eagleyawn-ice-norma the tranny etc and anybody else who exposes your hypocrisy, double standards and Phoniness?

Thumb s.o.s 16 August 2017, 17:27

loool he's a sick baranoid buck.

Thumb janoubi 16 August 2017, 17:47

the_roar: the most despicable and filthiest troll on this site.

Thumb Elemental 17 August 2017, 02:40

Relies on what Iranians there tell him.

Thumb Elemental 17 August 2017, 02:42

The biggest joke of all is the Iranian's pretending to care, like their fake sympathy for Christians it's a giant laugh. They hate the Palestinians, they're against them just as much as their lovers.

Thumb galaxy 17 August 2017, 09:19

and a myriad of other fake on demand accounts; this creature is a sicko who talks from his rear and claims it is 'facts'.