Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a tweet last week, that Israel is apparently going to stop demolishing homes in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

“I was informed by top United Nations (UN) officials that the Israeli occupation authorities informed them that they will stop demolitions of Palestinian homes,” wrote Erekat, with no further information provided.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), just in Area C, the Israeli occupation demolished 5,107 structures, from 2009 to the present, displacing 7,368 people. Area C, makes up 61% of the occupied Palestinian Territories, and is under full Israeli civil, and military control.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states in Article 17 that;

  • Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
  • No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

~ WAFA, United Nations of for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations
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