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In video - Israel demolishes home of Saleh al-Barghouthi in Kobar

April 17, 2019 12:09 P.M. (Updated: April 18, 2019 2:22 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished the family home of Saleh al-Barghouthi, a Palestinian accused by Israel of carrying out an attack, in the Kobar village, northwest of the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, early Wednesday morning.

Saleh al-Barghouthi, 29, was shot by Israeli forces near Ramallah on December 12; initial reports said that al-Barghouthi was shot and killed after carrying out an attack against Israelis, however, his family says that Saleh was detained alive and might have died in custody.

Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq had sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the enforced disappearance of al-Barghouthi.
A recent investigation by B'Tselem found that, contrary to official Israeli statements, Saleh al-Barghouthi did not try to flee or run anyone over, nor could he have tried: two security vehicles were blocking the taxi he was driving at either end, and he was surrounded by some 10 security personnel who shot him point-blank – an operation resembling an extrajudicial killing. Official attempts to sanction the killing in retrospect ensure no one will be held accountable.
An Israeli settler was killed in the alleged attack.

Locals reported that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into Kobar and surrounded the neighborhood in which al-Barghouthi’s family home is located.

Izzat Badwan, the Mayor of Kobar, said that al-Barghouthi’s is the fourth house that Israeli demolishes in the village for the past two years.

Badwan stressed that these demolitions won’t bring down Palestinian’s steadfastness.

Earlier this year, Israel demolished the family house of Saleh’s brother, Assem, who was detained by Israeli forces in January as they accuse him of carrying out an attack killing two Israeli soldiers near Ramallah on December 13; one day after Saleh was reportedly shot and killed by Israeli soldiers north of Ramallah.

Al-Barghouthi’s father, Omar, who was released from Israeli prisons several days ago, said that demolishing homes will not bring down Palestinians’ steadfastness, adding that “Palestine deserves all the sacrifices of our people.”

Omar al-Barghouthi was detained last December, following the shooting and killing of his son Saleh.

Clashes erupted in the village afterwards, during which Israeli forces fired live bullets and tear-gas bombs, injuring one Palestinian with a tear-gas bomb in the head.

Israeli forces also assaulted journalists covering the demolition.

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