5/23/2023–|Last updated: 5/23/202302:05 AM (Mecca Time)
The Israeli occupation forces stormed the town of Nilin, northwest of Ramallah, in the West Bank, in preparation for the demolition of the family home of the martyr Moataz Al-Khawaja, who carried out the Dizengoff operation in Tel Aviv two and a half months ago.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that large forces of the occupation army, estimated at about 50 military vehicles, stormed the town at dawn today, Tuesday, and surrounded the house of the martyr Al-Khawaja, and a number of neighboring houses.
The Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) stated that the occupation soldiers stormed the house of the martyr Al-Khawaja, and a number of neighboring houses, and forced the residents to leave, in preparation for the demolition of the house.
The occupation pushes new reinforcements from its soldiers from the entrance to the town of Ni’lin, west of Ramallah pic.twitter.com/wirm6ZYiZg
– Palestinian Information Center (@PalinfoAr) May 22, 2023
According to eyewitnesses, clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and the occupation forces, which deployed in several neighborhoods of the town, and fired live bullets and sound and gas bombs at them, wounding one of them.
The occupation forces also deployed snipers on the roofs of the buildings, and drones were seen in the sky of the town.
Al-Khawaja was martyred last March 9, after he carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, which resulted in the death of an Israeli and the injury of others, and the occupation authorities are still withholding his body.
Last Friday, the occupation authorities announced their decision to demolish the house of the martyr Khawaja’s family.
The occupation authorities pursue a policy of demolishing the homes of martyrs and prisoners as a form of collective punishment.