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Bedouin women cry as they watch their house being destroyed during the demolition of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al Arakib in the Negev desert. Israeli authorities have demolished the village over 70 times since 2010, June 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills)

[+972 Magazine] In five-year high, Israel demolishes 143 Palestinian structures in single month

This article was originally published in +972 Magazine – September 5, 2015 [Photo by Oren Ziv/ActiveStills]

By Natasha Roth

Israel demolished 143 Palestinian structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the month of August, the highest such total in five years, according to statistics released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA-oPt). The wave of demolitions has displaced nearly 200 Palestinians, many of them children. Some of the highest concentrations of demolitions occurred during a record-breaking heatwave that swept the country and displaced children are now starting their school year homeless

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