Israeli forces blew up Tuesday the home of the Palestinian Moataz Al-Khawaja in the town of Nilin, near Ramallah in the West Bank, as part of the policy to punish the families of alleged perpetrators.
Meanwhile, the United Nations documented 42 demolitions by Israel in two weeks.
Al-Khawaja carried out the Dizengoff operation in Tel Aviv in March, killing one Israeli and injuring four others.
The Israeli army surrounded Khawaja's home in preparation for its demolition and forced the residents of nearby houses to leave.
This resulted in clashes that ended with the arrest of Moataz’s father and brother as well as blowing up the house, which is on the second floor of a four-floor building.
The houses’ demolition is part of a policy adopted by Israel in an attempt to deter the operations executors. Palestinians describe it as a failing collective punitive policy.
Israel demolishes the Palestinians’ houses for various reasons including the absence of building licenses, being located in security-critical areas, or as a form of direct punishment.
The Israeli occupation authorities have demolished 42 buildings in Jerusalem and Area C in the occupied West Bank, including 17 homes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said in its latest report.
The latest demolitions took place within the first two weeks of this month under the pretext of lacking building licenses.
At least 50 Palestinians were displaced by the demolitions, including 23 children. The livelihoods of more than 600 others were affected, said OCHA.
Moreover, nine of the buildings were provided by donors as part of humanitarian aid, including a school.
More than 26 buildings were in Area C, including a donor-funded school in southern Bethlehem.
The occupation demolished the remaining 16 buildings in Jerusalem, which resulted in the displacement of seven families with 39 members, including 22 children.
Another seven buildings were destroyed by their owners to avoid the payment of fines to the occupation.
Additionally, the occupation destroyed one residential building in Area A and damaged three others during an operation carried out in the old city of Nablus.