1/3 of Palestinian Village Left Homeless by Demolitions in 2016
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 87 of the Atouf’s 250 residents, including 35 children, had lost their homes in three separate demolitions since January.
The demolitions are, according to Ma’aan, part of one of the most extensive demolition campaigns in the occupied West Bank over the last seven years, which has left a total of more than 650 Palestinians homeless in less than three months, more than half of whom were children. OCHA said:
“These demolitions generate a coercive environment, exacerbating residents’ risk of forcible transfer, prohibited by international humanitarian law,”
“A cry of hope in the absence of all hope, a cry full of prayer and faith in a God ever vigilant, in God’s divine providence for all the inhabitants of this land.”
Kairos Palestine Document
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