Army Confiscates Tents, Displaces Palestinians, Near Nablus

18 May
1:34 PM

[Sunday Morning, May 18, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Khirbit at-Tawil village, near Aqraba village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, where they confiscated tents and displaced residents for the third time.Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of Israeli settlements file at the Palestinian Authority in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that several military jeeps invaded the village, removed and confiscated three tents sheltering Palestinian families.

Daghlas added that this is the third time, in less than a month, that the army invades the village and confiscates tents.

Destruction of homes and property is an act of collective punishment which violates International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and all related international human rights agreements.

Israel is responsible for the destruction of dozens of thousands of homes and property in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) previously reported that Israel has demolished about 27,000 Palestinian homes and other structures since 1967.

It also said that the exact number cannot be precisely determined, especially when taking into consideration that the Israeli Authorities only report the ‚Äúdemolition of structures‚ÄĚ.

ICAHD explained that when, for instance, Israel demolishes a seven-story apartment building containing more than 20 housing units, the attack is only considered one demolition.

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