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Israel evicts Palestinian Bedouin community in the West Bank – by Mustafa Abu Sneineh, Middle East Eye

On July 13, Israeli soldiers demolished the entire area of al-Qaboun, which lies to the northeast of Ramallah. Eleven Palestinian Bedouin families were evicted, leaving a total of 70 people homeless, including 36 children. Tents, tin houses and sheep pens were demolished and tractors and solar energy units were confiscated.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) observes that, in the period January 1 – July 7, Israel demolished 291 Palestinian houses and 130 funded humanitarian structures in the West Bank, displacing 592 people, 320 of whom were children. This was part of a broader Israeli policy that demolishes Palestinians structures, clamps down on internationally funded humanitarian projects in the area and constructs illegal Israeli settlements.

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