Posted on 19th July 2012, by & filed under demolition, displacement, East Jerusalem, Itay Epshtain.


One house and one animal shelter were demolished yesterday (July 18 2012), in the Abu Tor neighborhood of East Jerusalem. 36 structures have been demolished in the area since the beginning of the year, affecting 280 people, representing a 48% increase of displacement incidents in comparison with 2011. 



ICAHD staff arrived at the site moments after the demolition took place, and reported a family of five, including 3 children under the age of eighteen, was displaced resulting from the demolition. Also confiscated were tools and ten sheep, which constitute the family’s livelihood source. 

 

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Since the beginning of the year, 379 structures have been demolished in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), of which 120 were family homes. As a result, 615 people were displaced, and the livelihood of 2,166 people was adversely affected. In East Jerusalem, 36 structures were demolished in the first six months of 2012, including 9 family homes. 15 people were displaced, and 280 affected. These figures represent a 48% increase in displacement incidents and demolition of structures, in comparison with 2011. 


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© Joyce M.