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Israel Demolishes Home of Suspected Palestinian Bomber Amid Clashes

Clashes erupted as Israeli troops entered Ramallah on Wednesday to carry out the demolition of the West Bank home belonging to Aslam Faroukh, a Palestinian accused of carrying out twin bombings in Jerusalem last November. The bombings resulted in the deaths of two Israelis, including a teenager.

Using explosives, the army rendered the first-floor apartment in Ramallah uninhabitable. Faroukh, who was arrested in December, was accused of orchestrating the November 23 bombings at Jerusalem bus stops that claimed the lives of a 15-year-old Israeli-Canadian and an Israeli in his 50s. These bombings marked the first instances of targeting Israeli civilians since 2016. The demolition came after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal against it.