Sunday 21 July 2024

Zionist army intends to raze home of prisoner Osama Tawil in Nablus

The Zionist regime’s occupation army notified on Tuesday the family of Palestinian prisoner Osama at-Tawil, 22, of its intent to demolish his family home in Nablus soon.

According to local sources, the family was given until next Sunday to file an objection against the demolition measure.


Last February, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the homes of prisoners Osama Tawil and Kamal Juri and took their measurements as a prelude to demolishing them later.


The prisoners have been accused of carrying out a shooting operation and killing one soldier near the illegal settlement of Shavei Shomron several months ago.


They were arrested last January after IOF soldiers encirclead an apartment building in Nablus City.


According to B’Tselem human rights group, “demolishing homes as a form of collective punishment is one of the most extreme measures that Israel has employed in the West Bank, including east Al-Quds, since the occupation began in 1967 (and until 2005, in the Gaza Strip).”


“Over the years, Israel has demolished hundreds of houses as part of this policy, leaving thousands of Palestinians homeless,” the group said.


“The policy of punitive house demolition is, by definition, meant to harm people who have done nothing wrong and are suspected of no wrongdoing, but are related to Palestinians who attacked or attempted to attack Israeli civilians or security forces. In almost all cases, the individual who carried out the attack or planned to do so no longer lives in the house, as they were killed by Israeli security forces during the attack or were arrested and face a long prison sentence,” it explained.


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