Israel’s military has demolished the house of a Palestinian teen accused of stabbing an Israeli woman in the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli forces destroyed the home of 16-year-old Mourad Badir Adais in Beit Amrah west of Yatta in the occupied West Bank at dawn on Saturday.
Adais, currently held in Israeli detention, is accused of stabbing and killing a female Israeli settler on January 17.
Israeli forces reportedly raided several other homes and a medical lab in Beit Amrah village as well.
Tel Aviv has stepped up its demolitions of Palestinian homes over the past months.
In a report in April, the UN said the Israeli military has tripled its demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied territories since January.
The demolitions have raised alarm among diplomats and human rights groups over what they regard as the Tel Aviv regime’s sustained violation of international law.
The demolished structures include houses and schools.
Tensions have heightened in the occupied territories since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
More than 210 Palestinians, including children and women, have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of last October. Some 30 Israelis have also been killed since then.