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Israel demolished 567 homes during last round of negotiations

May 17, 2014 at 10:51 am

Israeli occupation forces demolished 567 Palestinian homes during the 9 months of negotiations, the Earth Research Center said in a press release Friday.

The ERC also said that Israeli occupation forces confiscated more than 14,000 acres of lands owned by Palestinian citizens, and registered them with names of Jewish Settlement companies.

The data showed that the Israeli government announced 46 blueprints and structures for Israeli settlements during the period of negotiations, and tenders for the construction of about 13851 housing units, a figure equivalent to about four times what had been announced before the negotiations.

The statement pointed out that Israel is “deliberately inflating its settlement activities in the heart of lands allocated to the Palestinian state.”

Settlement plans implemented in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley account for 73 per cent of these plans, while the rest are located in Palestinian areas close to the separation wall.

The center noted that the attacks and violations carried out by Israel and extremist Israeli settlers targeted places of worship, “which indicate the racist nature of occupation and its violation of international laws.”