JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has demolished the home of a Palestinian who carried out a lethal stabbing attack in a West Bank Jewish settlement in January.
In the attack, Hussein Mohammed Abu Ghosh and another Palestinian stabbed two women and were killed by an Israeli guard. One woman later died of her wounds.
Wednesday's demolition took place in the Qalandia refugee camp, which straddles the area between the West Bank and Jerusalem's municipal boundaries. Israel says demolitions are meant to deter attacks. Critics say the tactic is collective punishment.
The military says Palestinians threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli forces during the demolition. Forces tried to disperse the crowd, then fired live bullets at demonstrators.
Two soldiers were lightly injured. Ramallah Hospital said eight Palestinians were injured.