Violent clashes broke out at dawn Monday after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) embarked on demolishing a house belonging to the family of Palestinian prisoner Qassam al-Barghouthi in Kobar town in Ramallah.
According to local sources, the events started after Israeli troops aboard military vehicles and bulldozers stormed Kobar town and started to knock down a house belonging to the family of prisoner Barghouthi.
The IOF showered angry young men in the town with rubber bullets and a volley of tear gas and stun grenades, wounding one of them in his face.
A military jeep also caught fire when local youths hurled fire bombs at it during the events.
The IO had notified the prisoner’s family last February of its intent to demolish its two-story home.
Prisoner Barghouthi was kidnaped by the IOF in September last year and was exposed to harsh interrogation and physical torture at the hands of Israeli officers.
He has been accused of being a member of the resistance group that carried out a bombing operation in August 2019 at Ein Bubin spring near the illegal settlement of Dolev in the occupied West Bank.
One Jewish settler was killed and two others sustained injuries in the bombing incident.