Published: 2023-06-03 15:12
Last Updated: 2023-09-23 22:49
The Israeli Occupation authorities demolished, confiscated, or forced people to demolish 43 Palestinian-owned structures in the last two weeks of May, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
OCHA's biweekly Protection of Civilians Report, which was published Saturday, said that this was implemented under the pretext that they did not have the 'Israeli-issued building permits,' which are almost impossible to obtain.
A total of 56 Palestinians, including 33 children, were left homeless and the livelihoods of more than 200 others were affected, the report added.
One of the structures was provided by donors as humanitarian assistance in Umm al Kheir herding community in Hebron, which was declared closed for Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) training, explained the report.
Thirty-five of the structures were in Area C, and eight were demolished in East Jerusalem, including two residential in the Wadi Qaddum area in Silwan.
Five out of the eight structures demolished in East Jerusalem were destroyed by their owners in order not to pay fines to the Israeli Occupation authorities.
During an IOF raid on the Balata Refugee Camp in Area A of the West Bank, soldiers destroyed three residential structures.
When the IOF raided Ni’lin village near Ramallah, soldiers demolished a family home, leaving 14 people homeless, including eight children.