Nov. 16, 2015
Ahmad Matua, 28, is suspected of killing Israeli father and son in shooting attack near Hebron Friday • Matua implicates himself in the attack • Meanwhile, Israel files complaint with Red Cross against Red Crescent paramedics who failed to help victims.
- Two Armed Palestinians Killed in West Bank as Israeli Army Demolishes Terrorist’s Home
Israeli soldiers came under fire Sunday night while razing the Kalandiya home of Muhammad Abu Shaheen, who killed Danny Gonen in June near Dolev in the West Bank. “In response to the immediate danger, forces fired towards the attackers,” the army said. Palestinian hospital sources said two Palestinians were killed and dozens were wounded in the clash. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told Israel Radioon Monday: “The force reacted with professionalism, destroying the house and returning fire at those shooting at it.”
Ya’alon said that “under no circumstances” would the policy of home demolitions stop. “This step really deters….In recent weeks and months, parents have turned in their children or told us their children are on their way to carry out an attack. There’s no doubt it works.” (Times of Israel)