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Palestinians: Israel to destroy homes of militants who killed couple in front of kids

  • Israeli soldiers arrest a man while others treat Palestinians wounded during clashes with the Israeli military, near Ramallah, West Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Israel's prime minister says he is calling off a planned trip to Germany because of a wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. A statement from Benjamin Netanyahu's office Wednesday said the Israeli leader would not depart for the two-day visit so that he could "closely monitor the situation." (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israeli soldiers arrest a man while others treat Palestinians wounded during clashes with the Israeli military, near Ramallah, West Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Israel's prime minister says he is calling off a planned trip to Germany because of a wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. A statement from Benjamin Netanyahu's office Wednesday said the Israeli leader would not depart for the two-day visit so that he could "closely monitor the situation." (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti, right, and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter look at each other during a joint press conference on the occasion of their bilateral meeting, in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti, right, and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter look at each other during a joint press conference on the occasion of their bilateral meeting, in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police order a woman away from a mall following a stabbing attack, in Petah Tikva, central Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Police said civilians apprehended the Palestinian attacker and police later detained him. A wave of unrest that began weeks ago within the confines of a Jerusalem holy site has spread, with the stabbing outside the crowded mall, another in a southern Israeli town and a third in Jerusalem. No Israelis were killed in Wednesday’s violence, but Israeli forces shot two of the Palestinian attackers, killing one, while a third was arrested. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Police order a woman away from a mall following a stabbing attack, in Petah Tikva, central Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Police said civilians apprehended the Palestinian attacker and police later detained him. A wave of unrest that began weeks ago within the confines of a Jerusalem holy site has spread, with the stabbing outside the crowded mall, another in a southern Israeli town and a third in Jerusalem. No Israelis were killed in Wednesday’s violence, but Israeli forces shot two of the Palestinian attackers, killing one, while a third was arrested. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

A relative of one of five Palestinians arrested by Israel over the killing of an Israeli couple in the West Bank says troops took measurements of their homes in an apparent prelude to demolishing them.

Ayman Masri, whose nephew was among those arrested, says Israeli troops raided five homes in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday. Palestinian official Qadura Fares says another five were raided elsewhere.

Israel's military had no immediate comment.

Israel says the arrested men shot and killed the couple in front of their four children in a drive-by attack last week, which came amid a spike in violence.

On Tuesday Israel demolished homes of two Palestinian militants who carried out deadly attacks in Jerusalem last year. The policy is meant to deter attacks.