The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates released a statement, concluding that the month of July witnessed a significant escalation of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses and facilities.

According to surveys conducted by local, Israeli, foreign research centers, and UN reports, 43 water wells, houses, and apartments were destroyed, displacing hundreds of Palestinians.

The ministry condemned, in the strongest terms, the escalation of Israeli demolitions, and thus, the displacement of Palestinians. Israeli is in violation of international treaties that prohibit demolitions in occupied territories under any pretext.

As per the Oslo Accord, Area A includes the main Palestinian population centers under the PA’s administrative and security control and makes up 18% of the West Bank. Area B is under the PA’s administrative control and Israel’s security control and makes up 21% of the West Bank. Area C, which makes up 61% of the West Bank, is under full Israeli administrative and security control.

The ministry called on the UN Security Council to break its silence and take the necessary measures, as stipulated in relevant international laws, in order to deter the occupying power from its colonial plans for the Palestinian territories.

Aug. 4, 2019