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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.

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.

For some events, the number of displaced or affected persons is not known.

“Affected people” refers to those whose livelihood has been affected by the demolition without being displaced. “Displaced people” and “affected people” are mutually exclusive.


The locations are not accurate and refers to the name of the community / village / town / neighborhood, and not to the precise place of the demolition.

Map layers are from : Mapbox, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Open Street Map (OSM), OCHA, Peacenow.


Icons are from the United Nation Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)