Friday, August 19, 2011

Growing Palestinian displacement in West Bank Area C

Hundreds of Palestinians in Area C have their homes demolished by Israeli authorities every year.

Middle East Online, Aug. 18, 2011

Children of the Saed family playing in Khallet Zakariya

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Each year, hundreds of Palestinians in Area C have their homes demolished by the Israeli authorities because they are unable to obtain permits for their buildings, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Area C covers 60 percent of the West Bank with a Palestinian population of about 150,000.

Israel retains military authority and full control over building and planning in Area C: as much as 70 percent of it is inaccessible to Palestinians, classified as Israeli settlement areas, firing zones, or nature reserves.

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