Palestinian children displaced by Israeli demolitions in West Bank

girls in Burj-Barajneh-camp

girls in Burj-Barajneh-camp

A record number of Palestinian children have been displaced by the demolitions of homes by Israeli authorities in the West Bank, according to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

The latest figures released by UNRWA reveal that 67 Palestinian children were displaced in May, the highest monthly figure so far this year.

The agency points out that under the Israeli zoning policy in the occupied Palestinian territory, Palestinians are allowed to build in just 13 per cent of occupied East Jerusalem.

UNRWA says that children often watch with their parents as their homes are demolished thus denying them a place of safety and comfort.

The agency is calling on Israel to ensure the human rights of Palestinians, including their right to housing, health, education, and water.

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