Army Demolishes Home of Palestinian Accused in Attack That Killed Israeli Teenager

The army report that during the demolition of Qassam Shibli's house in Kobar village, clashes broke out with Palestinians leaving four wounded according to the Red Crescent

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Israeli soldiers during the demolition of Qassem Shibli's home at Kobar village north of Ramallah, West Bank, May 11 2020.
Israeli soldiers during the demolition of Qassem Shibli's home at Kobar village north of Ramallah, West Bank, May 11 2020. Credit: IDF Spokesperson
Jack Khoury

The Israeli army demolished Monday the house of Qassam Shibli who was accused of carrying out the attack that killed Israeli teenager Rina Shnerb and injured her father and brother in August of last year while they were hiking near the West Bank settlement of Dolev.

The army reported that during the demolition at Shibli's village of Kobar north of Ramallah in the West Bank, dozens of Palestinians burned tires and threw stones at the soldiers, who responded with crowd dispersal methods.

According to the Red Crescent, four Palestinians were injured during the clashes; one was hit by a gas grenade and is in moderate condition.

Rina Shnerb.
Rina Shnerb.Credit:

The demolition of Shibli's house was made possible after the High Court of Justice rejected his family's petitions against the action.

According to a September Shin Bet announcement, Shibli was allegedly the one who manufactured the improvised explosive device that lead to Shnerb's death and the injury of her father and brother, and assisted in assembling and co-operating it in the field.

In March, the Israeli army also demolished the homes of Walid Hanatasha and Yazan Magamis, who were also allegedly part of the squad that carried out the attack. According to the IDF, Magamis "was a partner in the planning of the attack and the actual attack,”and Hanatasha was one of the members of the squad behind the operation.

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