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August 2017

Innocents punished: Israeli military demolishes three homes and seals another, Ramallah District

On Thursday, 10 August 2017, at around 1:00 A.M. the Israeli military demolished the homes of three Palestinian families and sealed the home of another. The homes in question were in the town of Silwad and the village of Deir Abu Mash’al, both communities in the Ramallah District. Members of their households had committed car-ramming and shooting attacks in April and June of this year. The demolitions and sealing by the military have rendered 18 people homeless, seven of them minors, who were neither suspected nor accused of any wrongdoing.

In the town of Silwad, residents suffered for about two months under collective punishment measures taken against them by the military in retaliation for a car-ramming attack perpetrated on 6 April 2017, by Silwad resident Malek Hamed at a hitchhiking station at the intersection near the settlement…