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Since the start of 2021, “Israel” demolished 178 Palestinian structures

Occupied Palestine(The inside Palestine)- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the Israeli occupation has demolished or expropriated at least 178 Palestinian properties, leading to the displacement of 259 Palestinian citizens, including nearly 140 children, since the start of 2021.

In its report, OCHA pointed out that the Israeli occupation army has recently made nine families, including 35 children, homeless after knocking down their properties in Humsa al-Buqaia hamlet in the northern Jordan Valley.

These families, the report continued, are facing a growing risk of forced displacement amid harsh health conditions resulted from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

escorted by a number of bulldozers, returned to the Bedouin community on 8 February and razed or confiscated 16 residential structures and a cattle barn, the report added.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation authorities threatened to destroy or expropriate any new structure built or donated in the hamlet.

According to the report, 13 of these structures were provided by donors as humanitarian aid after the Israeli occupation army demolished 46 structures in the hamlet on February 1 and 3.

Source : Safa

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