Don’t say we didn’t know – by Amos Gwirtz

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According to reports by OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), 2016 was a peak year in house demolitions in the Occupied Territories. The Israeli army demolished 1,089 structures including dwellings, sheep pens, service structures and businesses, solar panels, water cisterns and infrastructures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. 1,593 people became homeless, the livelihood of 7,101 Palestinians was impaired due to these demolitions.

In the Gaza Strip there are still 51,000 people remaining homeless as a result of the Israeli assault on Gaza in 2014 – living for two years without a home of their own.

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