Israeli forces raid Palestinians homes suspected in killing an Israeli settler
The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-West Bank
Israeli forces raided on a village in the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, allegedly in connection to the killing of an Israeli settler said.
According to Wafa, Israeli forces raided the village of Qabatiya, where they searched two homes of Palestinians suspected to be involved in the killing which took place in the nearby village of Kafr Qasim.
Israeli media reported that a 70-year-old settler, identified as Reuven Shmerling, was found stabbed to death in a building in the industrial zone of Kafr Qasim.
Wafa identified the two Palestinian workers as Yousif Khaled Kmail, and Mohammed Zeyad Abu al-Rob. The two, both residents of Qabatiya, had been detained late Thursday night as part of investigations into the killing of the settler.
On Friday morning, Israeli forces raided the family homes of Kmail and al-Rob in Qabatiya, and proceeded to photograph the houses — seemingly in preparation for punitive demolition — “before wreaking havoc and tampering with their contents,” Wafa reported.
Forces allegedly assaulted the Palestinians’ family members, subjected them to interrogations, and threatened to take punitive measures against them.
Clashes erupted at the entrance of Qabatiya during the raids, where Israeli forces used rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades against residents.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an they were looking into reports.