Archive for December, 2013


UN Condemns Israeli Demolition of Arab Homes

Human Wrongs Watch

New York, January 2014 — The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees condemned Israel’s latest demolitions in the West Bank which have displaced 68 people, including 32 children, in the depths of winter, saying it is violating international law and calling on it to abide by its obligations.

Father and son standing with their belongings following the latest demolitions in the West Bank, which displaced 68 people. Photo: UNRWA

“Because of these demolitions, which violate international law, these historically self-sufficient communities have been forced to endure the pitiless seasonal weather in inadequate housing, entirely dependent on international assistance,” the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on 26 December 2013 said of the demolitions which took place on Christmas Eve in Ein Ayoub near Ramallah and Fasayil Al Wusta near Jericho in the Jordan valley.

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