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Israeli forces destroy apartments of accused Palestinian

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 20, 2019, 10.55 PM (IST)

Israeli forces destroyed two apartments of the Palestinian family accused of killing an Israeli woman in February.

Soldiers surrounded the apartment located in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and later destroyed it with the use of heavy construction equipment.

Arafat Irfaiya, 29 killed Ori Ansbacher, 19 on February 8  in a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem using a knife. Two days later Irfaiya was arrested by Israeli security forces.

Israeli authorities labelled it a "nationalist" attack, meaning linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel routinely demolishes the homes of Palestinians accused of attacks on Israelis as part of a policy it says discourages future violence.

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Soldiers surrounded the apartment located in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and later destroyed it with the use of heavy construction equipment.