UN calls for immediate freeze to West Bank home demolitions

<p> A member of the Adgluni family watching his house being demolished by Israeli authorities, East Jerusalem, January 27, 2014. The Israeli authorities claimed the house was built on lands that do not belong to the family.</p>

A member of the Adgluni family watching his house being demolished by Israeli authorities, East Jerusalem, January 27, 2014. The Israeli authorities claimed the house was built on lands that do not belong to the family

JERUSALEM (Ma‘an) 19 Aug — UN officials on Tuesday slammed a recent spate of Israeli home demolitions east of Jerusalem and called for an immediate freeze on demolitions across the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces on Monday demolished 22 structures belonging to the Jahalin Bedouin community in eastern Jerusalem, leaving 78 Palestinians homeless, including 49 children, the UN Office for the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said in a joint statement. “According to UN records, this is the largest number of Palestinians displaced in the West Bank in one day in nearly three years,” the statement said. The demolitions all took place in the E1 corridor — a large tract of land between East Jerusalem and the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim that Israel has earmarked for annexation.

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