Raw: Israel Destroys Killing Suspects' Homes


Israeli troops demolished the homes of two Palestinian militants, suspected in the abduction of killing of three Israeli teens. The deaths sparked the war in Gaza. (Aug. 18)



1. Various of children holding green Hamas flags, walking on top of rubble of what used to be the family home of Hussam Kawasma, a suspect in the Israeli teen killings

2. Various of demolished house

3. Boy on rooftop holding Hamas flag

4. Various of people clearing debris from the home of Amer Abu Aysha, suspect in Israeli teen killings

5. Amina Kawasma showing concrete filled house as seen through window


Israeli troops demolished the homes of two militants in the early hours of Monday.

The owners were suspected in the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens whose deaths sparked the war in Gaza.

The home of a third suspect was sealed up with cement.

The West Bank homes were destroyed according to procedure in dealing with militants suspected of major crimes, the military said.

The three teens - Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel - were slain in June in the West Bank.

Their deaths led to wide-ranging Israeli raids in the West Bank and precipitated a month of bitter fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The suspected mastermind, Hussam Kawasma, has been in Israeli custody since July.

Two other suspects, identified by Israel as Marwan Kawasma and Amer Abu Aysha, remain at large.

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