IDF soldiers operated in the city of Shechem (Nablus) overnight Wednesday to demolish the home of Osama Tawil, one of the terrorists who carried out the attack in which IDF soldier Ido Baruch was murdered, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed.
In April, the head of the IDF Central Command, General Yehuda Fuchs, signed a confiscation and demolition order for Tawil’s home.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that during the operation, gunfire was heard in the area and suspects fired at the forces, causing damage to military vehicles.
The soldiers responded with riot dispersal means and opened fire at armed terrorists. Direct hits were detected. In addition, suspects threw explosives, shot fireworks and threw firebombs at the Israeli troops.
There were no injuries to the Israeli forces. According to Palestinian Arab reports, one armed terrorist was killed in the clashes.
Baruch, a Givati Reconnaissance Unit soldier, was murdered in a shooting attack in the Ganot interchange adjacent to Shavei Shomron, on October 11, 2022.
Immediately after the attack, the medic who was stationed at the post provided Ido Baruch with initial medical treatment until the arrival of a medical team that eventually evacuated him to a hospital in an effort to save his life. Due to the severity of his injuries, Ido Baruch’s life could not be saved, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.