Israeli Forces demolish house of a Palestinian suspected of killing a settler

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JERUSALEM: Israel on Thursday demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of overseeing the killing of a Jewish settler couple, the army said. A spokeswoman told AFP that troops in the northern West Bank city of Nablus destroyed the home of Rajeb Aliua early in the morning. "He oversaw the terror squad which carried out the murder of Naama and Eitam Henkin," she said. It is alleged that Aliua was a member of the militant Hamas movement. The organization has not claimed responsibility for killing the Henkins, who were shot in front of their young children as they drove on a West Bank road between the northern settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh. A few days later the army and the Shin Bet domestic intelligence service said they had arrested Aliua and other suspects. It marked the beginning of a wave of violence which has so far claimed the lives of more than 120 people, including 103 Palestinians and 17 Israelis. (Telegraph)

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