UN Report: Israel Demolished 57 Palestinian-Owned Structures in Two Weeks


Between July 27 and August 9, the Israeli occupation authorities demolished, seized or forced people to demolish 57 Palestinian-owned structures across the West Bank, according to a report published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The demolitions resulted in the displacement of 97 people, including 67 children, and affected the livelihoods of 240 other people.

In addition to the army demolition of Palestinian-owned structures, illegal Jewish settlers vandalized at least 40 Palestinian-owned trees, and five vehicles across the West Bank during the reporting period, said OCHA.

Also during the reporting period, the Israeli army shot and killed four Palestinians, including an 11-year-old boy – two from Beita and two from Beit Ummar. A fifth Palestinian from Jenin died on August 11 of wounds sustained a week earlier from Israeli army gunfire.

A total of 50 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank this year, all by live ammunition.

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