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UN: 389 Palestinian houses demolished by Israel since last March

Occupied Jerusalem (ST): The UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs OCHA said that the Israeli occupation authorities have demolished 389 Palestinian houses since the spread of the coronavirus pandemic last March.

The Palestinian News Agency quoted OCHA report as saying that the period between March and August 2020 witnessed the demolition of 389 houses by the Israeli occupation authorities at a rate of 65 houses monthly, the highest rate in four years, noting that the demolition should be halted immediately.

The report clarified that the demolition process includes houses, agricultural and trade buildings and water facilities which worsen the living conditions of the Palestinian, noting that the international humanitarian law bans the demolition of properties.

The report indicated that the demolitions have left 442 Palestinians homeless endangering the lives of many of them because of the spread of the coronavirus.