1,023 Palestinian facilities demolished during 2016

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The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished during 2016 nearly 1,023 Palestinian facilities in West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, Palestinian rights group said on Wednesday.

Abd Hurani Center for Studies and Documentation revealed that 4800 Palestinian houses and 535 other facilities were demolished in West Bank and occupied Jerusalem over 2016.

302 of those demolished homes were funded by the donor countries, the center added.

657 other facilities were also notified with demolition during the reported period.

The Israeli demolition orders have left approximately 1,620 Palestinians homeless.

188 Palestinian homes and 121 commercial and agricultural facilities were demolished over the past year in occupied Jerusalem, while 227 demolition orders were also issued in the city.

IOF also demolished 200 facilities in Nablus, 158 others in Tubas, 140 other facilities in al-Khalil, 86 in Jericho, 48 in Ramallah, 29 in Bethlehem, 12 in Qalqilia, 20 in Tulkarem, two facilities in Salfit, and 16 in Jenin.

(Source / 28.12.2016)

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