March 7, 2016

Israel razed 97 Palestinian homes in February



A new report indicates that Israeli forces demolished at least 97 Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank in February alone.

According to the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem, 86 other Palestinian-owned facilities were also razed last month. It says demolition orders were issued for an additional 139 Palestinian houses and facilities. The ongoing demolitions have displaced thousands of Palestinians over the past years.

Local officials say Israel is using the policy to pressure Palestinian residents to evacuate the region classified as Area C in the West Bank. They say Tel Aviv is seeking to grab the Palestinian land for the construction of more settlements.

PressTV

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