OCHA warns about Israel plans to demolish thousands of Palestinian structures

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Palestinian farmers harvest wheat grains near settlement of susia in the West Bank City of Hebron in Area C on 28 May 2013.

According to a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) tens of thousands of demolition orders are currently outstanding in Area C of West Bank


Israeli authorities intend to demolish over 11,000 buildings, affecting an estimated 17,000 Palestinian-owned structures, in the Area C of the West Bank, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.

Today, OCHA stressed that while the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Area C is of continuing concern, the issue of demolition orders has received less attention. Official data released by the Israeli authorities indicates that over 11,000 dem...


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