[News] Israel destroyed 523 Palestinian structures in 3 months - an increase of 275% from last year
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Israel destroyed 523 Palestinian structures in 3 months - PNN
Nour Qud - April 11, 2016
Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) destroyed 523 Palestinian homes and
civilian structures in the West Bank since the start of 2016, with an
increase of 275% from last year, a Palestinian center reported Sunday.
According to the report by the Land Research Center (LRC), the Israeli
occupation army demolished 188 civilian structures sheltering 854
Palestinians. Nablus province, in the northern occupied West Bank, hit a
record high of 58 in the number of demolished homes. The Tana makeshift
village was also subjected to three demolitions during the months of
March and February.
IOA further destroyed 41 homes in Occupied Jerusalem, 33 in al-Khalil,
and 28 in Tubas. Several Palestinian buildings were also demolished in
Jabal al-Baba and Abu Nawar Bedouin communities.
The demolition campaign also targeted homes in Silwan, Beit Hanina,
al-Tur, Sur Baher, and al-Mukbir areas. According to the center, “such a
ferocious campaign” on Palestinian residential structures has seen an
increase of 275% compared to the first three months of 2015, when 190
Palestinian structures were knocked down.
Most of the demolitions were carried out either under the unlicensed
construction pretext or on account of the inhabitants’ involvement in
anti-occupation activism. Israel’s demolition policies have often
targeted buildings located in the Israeli-controlled Area C, which
covers 61% of the occupied West Bank
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