Posted on June 6, 2021, by & filed under House Demolitions, Monthly Demolition Report, News.

Photo: B'Tsalem - Al-Wehda Street in Gaza city, bombed by Israel. Mohammed Zaanoun, ActiveStills


Demolitions & Displacement in the occupied West Bank (including occupied East Jerusalem) and within the state of Israel

May 2021 Report

4 May

10 May

26 May

31 May



There are four categories of demolitions:

  1. Punitive demolitions: Houses demolished as punishment for the actions of people associated with the houses.
  2. Administrative demolitions: Houses demolished for lack of a building permit. This happens in Area C and in East Jerusalem, under exclusive Israeli authority, though prior to the existence of Areas A, B & C it occurred in other areas as well.  It is important to point out that in almost all cases, Palestinians have no choice but to build "illegally" as permits are rarely granted
  3. Land-clearing operations/Military demolitions: Houses demolished by the IDF in the course of military operations for the purposes of clearing off a piece of land (for whatever reason), achieve a military goal or to kill wanted persons as part of Israel’s policy of extrajudicial executions..
  4. Undefined demolitions: These include mainly demolitions resulting from land-clearing operations and removal of Palestinian populations.

*       WASH stands for structures relating to water, sanitation and hygiene.

†       In many cases, notably in East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities condition Palestinians to either demolish their properties themselves or have the authorities do so. In an attempt to avoid having to pay the high fee of the Israeli authorities’ demolition operation and additional high fines, many Palestinians are forced to self-demolish.

** No additional information was available

Above data is from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality

Demolition and Displacement in Gaza 10 May-21 May 2021

Above data is from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, Ministry of Education (Gaza), Ministry of Health (Gaza)