Israeli army razes home of Palestinian who killed US tourist

Israel has been accused of using home demolitions as a collective punishment policy. (AFP)

Israeli forces Tuesday demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian who killed a US tourist and wounded several Israelis in a March stabbing rampage in Tel Aviv, an Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP.

"Overnight, in accordance with government directives, security forces demolished the home of Bashar Massala, in the village of Haja," she said.

Palestinian Bashar Massala, 21, from the occupied West Bank was shot dead by police after the attack in March near where US Vice President Joe Biden met with Israel’s former president.

The slain American, Taylor Force, a 29-year-old native of Texas and a US army veteran, was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, the school said in a statement.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48