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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Palestinian/ Israeli update 12/31/2016..Israeli home demolitions break records in 2016

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Israeli home demolitions break records, shatter lives in 2016

Israel has demolished or seized a record number of Palestinian buildings throughout the West Bank in 2016, according to the United Nations, displacing over 1,500 people. In its year-end report, the UN humanitarian coordination agency OCHA states that Israel demolished 1,089 structures, double the number in 2015. The demolitions and seizures displaced 1,593 persons and affected the livelihoods of another 7,000. These are the highest figures for displacement and demolitions in the occupied West Bank since OCHA began tracking them in 2009. The staggering rate of demolitions and displacement kicked off early in 2016, and barely relented over the 12 months.

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