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More clashes in West Bank

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:05 AM
An injured Palestinian protester is evacuated toward an ambulance during clashes with Israeli soldiers yesterday.

 

ISRAEL

The Israeli military last night reported that disturbances had erupted in the village of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family.

The military said about 50 people hurled rocks at Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Kobar as they were searching the home of the attacker.

Local residents said the family emptied its home of valuables, anticipating its demolition. They said local residents threw stones and burnt tires and soldiers fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has vowed that the attacker's home would be demolished swiftly as punishment.

The attack came after three Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured in protests over metal detectors Israel set at the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site following a deadly Palestinian attack there.

The father of the 20-year-old Palestinian assailant said he believes his son was upset over the loss of Palestinian lives and wanted to protect the "honour" of the Jerusalem holy site.