Israel razing more Palestinian homes despite virus: UN

Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes built without planning permits that are almost impossible to obtain have risen sharply during the coronavirus pandemic despite the health risks, the UN said Friday.”The period from March to August 2020 saw the demolition or confiscation of 389 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank, on average, 65 per month, the highest average destruction rate in four years,” the UN humanitarian affairs office (UNOCHA) said.”Sadly, demolitions during the period March-August 2020 left 442 Palestinians homeless, further exposing many to risks associated with the p…

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