2 Israeli soldiers, 8 Palestinian protesters injured during West Bank home demolition

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli soldiers and eight Palestinian protesters were injured from clashes during the demolition of the home of a terrorist in the West Bank town of Qalandiya.

The Israeli forces entered the town early Wednesday morning to raze the home of the family of Hassin Abu Gush, 17, who stabbed and killed Shlomit Krigman, 23, in an attack at a supermarket in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon in January. Krigman has been in the settlement to visit her grandparents.

Abu Gush and an accomplice were shot dead at the scene by the store’s security guard.

Palestinian demonstrators threw rocks and firebombs at the soldiers during and after the demolition, according to the IDF.  The eight Palestinians were shot, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported. Other Palestinian reports said they were hit with both rubber bullets and live fire. One of the injured Palestinians was taken into custody by the Israeli troops.

At least 15 residents of Qalandia have been killed while attacking Israelis or in the aftermath of such attacks, according to Maan.

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