SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 July 2021, Monday |

UN: Israel demolished, seized 421 Palestinian homes since start of 2021

Israeli occupation authorities have demolished 421 Palestinian homes since the beginning of 2021, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has revealed in its recent report.

“So far in 2021, the Israeli authorities have demolished, seized or forced people to demolish at least 421 Palestinian-owned structures, including 130 donor-funded [in the West Bank],” the report conveyed.

It also stated that 592 people, including some 320 children, have been displaced due to these demolitions and seizures of Palestinian homes.

“This represents a 24 per cent increase in structures targeted, a near 110 per cent increase in donor-funded structures targeted, and over 50 per cent increase in people displaced, compared with the equivalent period in 2020,” the report indicated.