Israeli demolitions of homes in West Bank on the rise

child peeking at the ruins

There has been a significant increase in the number of Palestinian homes demolished by Israel in one West Bank village.

That's what two senior UN officials report following a visit to the Bedouin village of Khan Al Ahmar.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that more demolitions have taken place so far this year than in all of 2009 or 2010.

Martin Nesirky is the spokesman for the Secretary-General.

"Palestinian families are being forced to leave due to restrictive policies of the Israeli authorities. The research also shows that these policies, which include settlement activities, are undermining traditional livelihoods and placing thousands of others at risk of displacement."

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