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Bennett pushes back on US criticism of home demolition of terror suspect

A Palestinian woman uses her phone to take a "selfie" outside the home of Palestinian-American terror suspect Muntasir Shalabi, which was demolished by Israel, in the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya, July 8, 2021. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
A Palestinian woman uses her phone to take a "selfie" outside the home of Palestinian-American terror suspect Muntasir Shalabi, which was demolished by Israel, in the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya, July 8, 2021. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pushes back on US criticism of Israel for demolishing the West Bank home of a Palestinian-American suspect in a deadly terror attack.

“The prime minister admires and respects the American administration,” a source in Bennett’s office says. “However, he acts only in accordance with the security considerations of the State of Israel and in defending the lives of Israeli citizens.”

The comment came after the US Embassy said “the home of an entire family should not be demolished for the actions of one individual,” referring to suspect Muntasir Shalabi.

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