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Israel continues demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank

Israel expanded its policy to demolish houses and facilities of Palestinians, including those funded by international donors.
Workers dismantle tents during a demolition operation led by Israeli security forces, of a Palestinian Bedouin encampment in the area of Humsa, east of the village of Tubas in the Jordan Valley, July 7, 2021.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Dozens of Palestinians who live in the Bedouin community Ras al-Tin in the Jordan Valley were caught by surprise when Israeli forces raided the area July 14 and confiscated 49 structures of residents and their cattle, which constitute the source of income of 84 Palestinians.

Abu Salama Ersheidat, mayor of Ras al-Tin, told Al-Monitor, “The occupation forces raided the community suddenly, without prior notice, and confiscated people’s tents, animal pens, 13 solar cells to generate electricity, plastic water tanks, seven large water cisterns, an agricultural tractor and livestock fodder.”

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