OCHA: Israel demolished and confiscated 69 Palestinian buildings within two weeks

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem -The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) said that the Israeli occupation authorities demolished or confiscated 69 Palestinian buildings in the occupied West Bank during the past two weeks, claiming that they lacked building permits.

In the “Protection of Civilians” report, which covers between January 19 and February 1, the office stated that the demolitions resulted in the displacement of 80 people, and damage to 600 others.

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According to the report; All of the demolished buildings, except for one of them, and all the displaced persons, were registered in Area C of the West Bank, indicating that 45 buildings, about 70% of those buildings, are located in 4 communities in the Jordan Valley, and a building was demolished in the village of Al Walaja ( Bethlehem) within the Jerusalem municipality boundaries determined by “Israel”.

The report stated that a Palestinian was killed, while 25 Palestinians were injured during this period, during clashes with the Israeli forces in various parts of the West Bank, and the Israeli forces carried out 159 search and arrest operations, and arrested 177 Palestinians in various parts of the West Bank, and Jerusalem governorate recorded the highest number of these operations were 35, most of which were carried out in East Jerusalem, followed by 26 in the Hebron Governorate.

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Attackers known or believed to be Israeli settlers were injured, 7 Palestinians were injured, and an unknown number of vehicles were damaged.

In the Gaza Strip, the report indicated that the Israeli forces fired warning shots on at least 18 operations, near the border fence or off the coast of Gaza, claiming to impose restrictions on access, which resulted in the injury of a person north of Beit Lahiya, and the Israeli authorities arrested a man at the Erez crossing during his wife accompanies him for treatment in East Jerusalem.

(Source / 05.02.2021)

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