Palestinians being forced to demolish their own homes, a new level of depravity from israel (apartheid state) | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Palestinians being forced to demolish their own homes, a new level of depravity from israel (apartheid state) | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

According to Israeli human rights organisation B’tselem, Israel has demolished 782 homes in the past several years, leaving more than 2,000 Palestinians homeless. About 103 additional homes, soon to be 104, were destroyed by the owners to avoid fines.

Restrictive Israeli policies on home construction in East Jerusalem are part of a wider two-tiered discriminatory Israeli plan aimed at solidifying a Jewish majority in Jerusalem, according to Human Rights Watch.

“Residency revocations are part of a range of policies that include unlawful settlement expansion, home demolitions, and restrictions on building in the city that have shifted the demographics in East Jerusalem,” an HRW report said.

The Hashimeh family has received some support from donors in the United States and elsewhere.

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