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Destroying Palestinian Homes and Livelihoods

Posted By John Glaser On November 8, 2012 @ 3:55 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Via Electronic Intifada [1]:

This is an area of intense Israeli settlement activity, where some villages, such as Susya, have been ordered totally destroyed [2] by the occupation forces.

Video shot by Operation Dove [3] (website [4]) shows bulldozers, accompanied by Israeli occupation forces, carrying out demolitions of a two storey home belonging to Mohammad Musa Mohammad Abu Aram, and a rainwater cistern belonging to Mahmud Ahmed Nasser Nawaja, as distraught villagers watched.

…Israel had demolished 476 Palestinian owned structures in the occupied West Bank in 2012, as of September’s monthly report from UN OCHA [5].

In 2011, according to the UN [6], over 1,100 Palestinians, half of them children, were displaced by Israeli demolitions, an increase of 80 percent on the previous year.

In so-called “Area C,” 60 percent of the West Bank under full Israeli rule with no role for the Palestinian Authority, there were some 3,000 outstanding demolition orders [7], 18 targeting schools, as of July 2011.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Via Electronic Intifada: http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/video-distraught-villagers-watch-israel-destroys-homes-caterpillar-hyundai

[2] totally destroyed: http://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-orders-destruction-entire-west-bank-village/11461

[3] Operation Dove: http://electronicintifada.net/tags/operation-dove

[4] website: http://www.operationdove.org/

[5] September’s monthly report from UN OCHA: http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_the_humanitarian_monitor_2012_10_23_english.pdf

[6] according to the UN: http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_demolitions_factSheet_january_2012_english.pdf

[7] 3,000 outstanding demolition orders: http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_Area_C_Fact_Sheet_July_2011.pdf

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