Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed 3 Israelis

A man walks past the remains of the house of Palestinian assailant Nemr Al-Jamal after it was destroyed by Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Beit Surik near Jerusalem Nov. 15, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)
Updated 15 November 2017
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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed 3 Israelis

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says it has demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian who shot and killed three Israeli security men in September.
The military says Israeli forces knocked down the family home of Nimr Jamal on Wednesday.
Jamal killed the three Israelis and critically wounded a fourth outside the West Bank settlement of Har Adar before he was shot dead. He came from the nearby village of Beit Surik and had worked for years in the settlement, where he was known as a conscientious worker who earned the trust of local residents.
Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinian attackers as a deterrent measure, but Palestinians consider the policy collective punishment. Israel has also canceled the entry permits of several of Jamal’s relatives in response to the attack.


Turkey detains 43 suspected Daesh militants

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Turkey detains 43 suspected Daesh militants

ISTANBUL: Turkish police said on Monday they had detained 43 people on suspicion of being foreign members of the Daesh militant group in a series of operations across Istanbul.
Istanbul counter-terrorism police units captured the suspected militants on Friday in simultaneous raids on 15 homes, a police statement said.
It was believed that they were members of social media groups linked to Daesh and that they had been in contact with people in conflict zones, it said.
The militant group has carried out numerous attacks across Turkey in recent years, including on a nightclub in Istanbul on Jan. 1, 2017 in which 39 people were killed, and a bombing in the city’s historic heart that killed 12 in 2016.
Turkey has stepped up security operations against the group’s network inside the country in the last couple of years, detaining many suspected militants and eradicating several cells across the country.