WEST BANK DEMOLITIONS LEAD TO SURGE IN DISPLACED PALESTINIAN CHILDREN
03 FEBRUARY 2021/20 JUMAADAL UKHRAA 1442
Charity organization, Save the Children has called on donor governments around the world to challenge Israeli demolition activity in West Bank through the courts, saying that the number of children displaced due to the practice has reached a 4 year high.
Over 840 structures in the West Bank have been demolished by Israeli occupying forces since the start of 2020, displacing at least 500 Palestinian Children. The demolitions have disrupted every aspect of children’s lives; homes have been razed to the ground; vital infrastructure such as water and sanitation facilities have been destroyed; and schools are under a constant threat of demolition
In April, Israeli officials told journalists that demolitions in Area C of the West Bank would halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite this promise, demolitions continued. A similar announcement was made on Oct. 1, when Israeli officials claimed that they would pause the tearing down of buildings in East Jerusalem. But in November, they demolished a home belonging to a family of five. Now the occupying forces have set their sights on Palestinian schools. The Umm Qussa school in Hebron was recently given 97 hours to appeal against destruction. Its future remains uncertain…
Adapted from Original source: ArabNews.