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Rights group: Israel demolished over 12,300 Palestinian homes since 1967

March 31, 2023 at 3:47 pm

Israeli forces take security measures as they demolish Palestinian Mohammed Abu Tayr’s home under construction due to being unauthorized allegedly in Umm Tuba neighborhood, East Jerusalem on March 14, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf – Anadolu Agency]

Israel has demolished more than 12,350 Palestinian homes and uprooted more than two million olive trees in the occupied Palestinian territories since 1967, a Palestinian rights group said yesterday.

The Israeli demolitions have also affected Arab villages inside Israel, where the Israeli authorities have demolished the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb 214 times, the Land Research Centre in Jerusalem said.

According to the report, Israel has uprooted more than two million perennial olive trees.

This comes a day after the Palestinian Wall and Settlements Commission revealed that 1,220 demolition notices had been distributed to Palestinians by occupation forces in 2022.

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