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UN: Israel displaced 67 Palestinian refugees over week

Ma’an – 22/04/2012

A boy surveys the rubble of his home in Azzun Atma near Qalqilia, demolished by
Israeli forces. (MaanImages/Khaleel Reash, File)

BETHLEHEM – Israel forcibly displaced 67 Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem over the last week, UN agencies said Sunday.

On Wednesday, Israeli forces evicted two Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina. Jewish settlers moved into the homes the same day.

Also on Wednesday, Israeli authorities destroyed the homes of seven families in al-Khalayleh in East Jerusalem, displacing them for the third time in six months.

A day later, Israeli forces demolished and confiscated emergency tents provided to the families by humanitarian organizations, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Relief and Works Agency said in a joint statement.

UNRWA’s director in the West Bank Felipe Sanchez said the forced evictions broke international law.

“We urge the Israeli authorities to find an immediate solution to enable the Palestinian population of the occupied West Bank, to lead a normal life, in full realization of their rights,” Sanchez said.

The head of OCHA’s local office Ramesh Rajasingham added: “More than 1,500 Palestinians have lost their homes as a result of demolitions and evictions since the beginning of 2011.

“Forced evictions and demolitions cause extensive human suffering, increase humanitarian needs and vulnerability.”

April 22, 2012 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Israhell the more enemies you’ll make the faster you will disappear from the pages of time.

    Comment by B.Benhamid | April 22, 2012 | Reply

  2. Braking “International Law” is easy for Nazi Israel when “International Law” is nothing but words. When the international comunity starts to take serious action toward Nazi Israel then “International Law” will have more validity. An end to Zionism is the start, on the road to world peace.

    Comment by Jay Colbe, "a True Jew" | April 23, 2012 | Reply

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