Unprecedented home demolitions in Palestine by Israel

Saturday, 30 July, 2016 - 13:30

Israeli occupation authorities have demolished 168 Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank alone during the first half of 2016, according to Israeli rights group B’tselem.

The demolitions left 740 Palestinians homeless, 384 of which are children.

In a report titled “Unprecedented Destruction”, the group said the rate of demolitions in 2016 is the highest in over a decade.

In 2015, Israel destroyed 125 Palestinian homes, leaving 496 Palestinians homeless.

From 2006 to 2016, Israel demolished 1,113 homes in the occupied West Bank (not including occupied East Jerusalem) leaving 5,199 Palestinians homeless.