Israel has razed more Palestinian homes and other structures so far this year than in all of 2015, the United Nations said Friday, as the United States and France expressed concern.
Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem have demolished 726 structures this year, displacing 1,020 Palestinians, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said….
France on Thursday condemned Israel’s destruction last week of structures it funded in the West Bank village of Nabi Samuel.
It was the third time this year that Israel has torn down French-financed structures, said a French foreign ministry statement, “which includes the dismantling of a school in February.”…
In Washington, the US State Department said it was worried about Israeli plans to raze the tiny Palestinian village of Susiya, in the southern West Bank.
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