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Israel Ramps up Demolitions of Palestinian Structures
Al Jazeera

Israel Ramps up Demolitions of Palestinian Structures

The Israeli military has tripled its demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied territories over the past three months, a United Nations' report says. Figures collated by the UN's office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA) - which operates in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem - show from an average of 50 demolitions a month in 2012-2015, the number rose to 165 since January, with 235 demolitions in February alone.

on April 7, 2016
35 Palestinians Left Homeless by Israeli Demolitions South of Hebron
Ma'an News Agency

35 Palestinians Left Homeless by Israeli Demolitions South of Hebron

Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished six structures in Khirbet Umm al-Kheir south of the West Bank city of Hebron, leaving 35 Palestinians homeless, locals said. Umm al-Kheir resident Bilal al-Hathalin told Ma'an that bulldozers entered the village under heavy military protection and demolished six homes made of tin.

on April 6, 2016
Palestinian Family Demolishes Part of Own Apartment in Jerusalem
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Family Demolishes Part of Own Apartment in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family tore down part of its own apartment in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Wednesday to avoid paying the Jerusalem municipality's demolition costs. Shireen al-Sidawi, the owner of the apartment, told Ma'an that Israel ordered the demolition of an extension that was built onto the home three years ago on the grounds it did not have the necessary construction permits.

on April 6, 2016
Israel Hands Demolition Notices for Two Buildings in East Jerusalem Area
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Hands Demolition Notices for Two Buildings in East Jerusalem Area

Israeli authorities on Sunday handed demolition notifications for two buildings in the al-Issawiya neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, citing construction without building permits, local sources told Ma’an. Al-Issawiya local committee member Muhammad Abu al-Hummus said Israeli troops raided the neighborhood and handed Fadi al-Issawi and Muhammad Dawood Mahmoud demolition notices for their homes claiming that it was built without prior permission.

on March 14, 2016
Israeli Authorities to Demolish 13 Homes, Structures in Azzun
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Authorities to Demolish 13 Homes, Structures in Azzun

Israeli forces on Thursday delivered stop-work and demolition orders to 13 Palestinian homes and structures in the occupied West Bank town of Azzun, locals said. Hassan Shubaita, a local who documents Israeli violations in the Qalqilya-area town, told Ma’an that Israeli military forces raided the area near route 55 before delivering the orders.

on March 10, 2016
School Among ‘Dozens’ of Structures Demolished by Israel North of Nablus
Ma’an News Agency

School Among ‘Dozens’ of Structures Demolished by Israel North of Nablus

Israeli forces on Wednesday morning demolished "dozens" of structures in the hamlet of Khirbet Tana northeast of Nablus, including houses, barns, and the hamlet's sole school, a local official told Ma'an. Munadil Hanani, a member of the local committee of Beit Furik near Nablus, said that Israeli bulldozers under Israeli army escort had stormed Khirbet Tana on Beit Furik's outskirts and demolished every structure there.

on March 2, 2016
Israel Dramatically Ramping Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in West Bank
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Israel Dramatically Ramping Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in West Bank

Since the beginning of this year, especially in early February, Israel’s Civil Administration has significantly increased the pace of Palestinian home demolitions in the West Bank’s Area C under full Israeli control (about 60 percent of the West Bank).

on February 20, 2016
Palestine 2016: An Optimistic Outlook
Alaa Tartir, Huffington Post

Palestine 2016: An Optimistic Outlook

In 2015, Palestine did not look good. According to the IMEU's Review, approximately 170 Palestinians were killed and 15,377 were injured by Israelis in 2015; Israel destroyed or dismantled 539 Palestinians homes and other structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem (with more than 11,000 outstanding demolition orders against Palestinian structures in "Area C" of the occupied West Bank).

on February 14, 2016
Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes in Nablus-area ‘Firing Zone’
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes in Nablus-area ‘Firing Zone’

Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished more than 10 Palestinian homes and structures in the village of Khirbet Tana east of Nablus, where residents have lived in an area declared as an Israeli military “firing zone” for decades.

on February 9, 2016
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