Amnesty International condemned the Israeli occupation by using excessive force against the Palestinians, which caused the imposition of coercive measures, which caused the displacement of hundreds of Palestinian families in the occupied territories, the demolition of hundreds of homes, the imposition of unfair discrimination, and killings and arrests.
In its annual report for the year 2020, the organization stated that the Israeli occupation forces tortured children with all kinds of torture and other ill-treatment, and detained hundreds of them in arbitrary administrative detention, and continued to restrict freedom of movement in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, exposing its residents to collective punishment, exacerbating the crises they are experiencing.
It also stated that Israel maintained its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip, targeting civilians who did not pose any imminent threat to the lives of others.
With regard to forced relocation, forced evictions and home demolitions; “Israel” demolished 848 residential or used buildings in the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, causing the displacement of 996 Palestinians from their homes, and in other cases confiscating residential buildings.
Punitive demolitions are collective punishment, which is prohibited under international law, in addition to forced evictions. .
(Source / 07.04.2021)