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Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing- Press release and statement

February 12 2012

“[…] According to Ms. Rolnik, the plans for relocating Bedouins in the Negev – inside Israel – as well as decades of promotion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem – “are the new frontiers of dispossession of traditional inhabitants, and the implementation of a strategy of Judaization and control of the territory.”

“Throughout my visit I received repeated complaints regarding lack of housing, threats of demolitions and evictions, overcrowding, the disproportional number of demolitions affecting Palestinian communities side by side with the accelerated development of predominantly Jewish settlements”, explained the Rapporteur. […]”

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Full press release here:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=11817&LangID=E

 

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