Palestinians affected by Israeli demolitions increased 87%

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A boy stands in Khan al Ahmar while behind him a bulldozer expands the main road leading from Jerusalem to the Jordan Valley. This forced the dismantling of four homes.

The number of Palestinians adversely affected by Israeli activity in the West Bank has increased by 87% compared to last year.

That's according to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk.

Charles Appel reports.

Richard Falk said in a statement Wednesday that Israeli authorities have demolished over 330 Palestinian structures this year, including homes, animal shelters, water cisterns and roads.

He also said half of the 536 Palestinians who have been displaced were children.

The Human Rights expert is demanding that the Israeli Government immediately stop demolishing Palestinian homes and start fulfilling its obligation to protect the right to housing.

Charles Appel, United Nations

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