Israeli forces raided a home in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem early on Thursday morning, turning one of the floors into a temporary military post.
Israeli soldiers stormed the house of Mansour Zreiq Issa, a resident of the village of al-Khader, in the early hours on Thursday without specifying why, family member Ali Issa told Ma’an.
Clashes broke out on Wednesday night between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces in al-Khader as the Israeli forces installed a number of temporary checkpoints at the village’s entrances.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they would look into the reports.In April, Middle East Monitor reported at least three instances in 2016 in the occupied West Bank when Israeli forces used Palestinian family homes as military posts, the common factor in each of the cases being the proximity of the Palestinian homes to Israeli settlements.
In June, Israeli forces took over 11 Palestinian homes in the Huwwara village in the northern West Bank district of Nablus to use as temporary military sites, after an empty settler bus was reportedly attacked with “steel balls” near Huwwara.In August, Israeli forces expelled a Palestinian family of 10 from their home in the village of Harmala in the southern occupied West Bank in order to use the house as an Israeli military post.