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Israeli High Court: Palestinian Homes “Too Close to the Wall, Must Be Demolished"



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Palestinians built homes; years later Israel built a wall. Now the homes must be demolished because they are too close to the wall.
According to the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD):
Since 1967 when the Occupation began in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, nearly 50,000 Palestinian homes and structures have been demolished – displacing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and affecting the livelihoods of thousands of others. Combine this with the 600 Palestinian villages that were demolished when the state of Israel was established ( creating 750,000 Palestinian refugees (3/4 of the population), and its ongoing demolition policy within the state of Israel itself, the figure exceeds more than 100,000 Palestinian homes demolished since 1948.

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