JERUSALEM – The Israeli military partially demolished on Friday the family home of a Palestinian man who allegedly stabbed an Israeli settler to death in the southern West Bank city of Yatta.
Khalil Youssef Jabarin, 17, was shot and detained by Israeli forces on Sept. 16 after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack at Gush Etzion settlement, leaving one Israeli dead and another injured, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Israeli forces Wednesday raided Jabarin’s house in preparation for its demolition, as reported by the Palestinian news agency Ma’an.
Israeli forces Friday proceeded to close the area around the home, declaring it a military zone, and evacuated the building in order to place explosives on the walls of the third floor, according to WAFA.
Israeli military leadership in December ordered the home be destroyed after a court rejected the family’s appeal against the demolition order.