Clashes as Israel destroys Palestinian home over deadly attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year expedited home demolitions of Palestinian attackers in a bid to deter violenceClashes erupted Monday as Israel’s military demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of involvement in a February attack outside Jerusalem’s Old City that killed a policewoman, officials said. The family home of Bilal Abu Zeid in Qabatiya, in the north of the occupied West Bank, was destroyed by a bulldozer around 2:00 am (2300 GMT), Israel’s army said. Clashes erupted when the military convoy arrived, with Israel’s military saying soldiers responded after being targeted by Molotov cocktails and fire from improvised guns.

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