The Israeli occupation has demolished at least 1,401 Palestinian residential units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, between 2006 and 2018, an Israeli rights group has revealed.
According to the rights groupÂ Bâ€™Tselem, Israeli demolitions caused have caused some 6,207Â people, including at leastÂ 3,134Â minors, to lose their homes.
The Israeli occupation has repeatedly demolished homes of Palestinian communities unrecognized by the occupation state.
From 2006 throughÂ 31 DecemberÂ 2018, the homes of at leastÂ 1,014Â people living in these communities, includingÂ 485Â minors, were demolished more than once.
In addition,Â from January 2016 through 31 DecemberÂ 2018, the Civil Administration (the Israeli military body which controls the occupied Palestinian territories) also demolishedÂ 630Â non-residential structures, including fences, cisterns, roads, storerooms, farm buildings, businesses and public buildings in the occupied West Bank alone, Days of Palestine reports.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.