Sunday, 25 August 2019 09:22 GMT

UN condemns Israeli demolitions in West Bank

(MENAFN) The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick; the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA, Scott Anderson; and the Head of the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, James Heenan, voiced serious concern over Israeli demolitions and related events in vulnerable Palestinian communities in the central West Bank.

"What we are seeing unfold on the ground is deeply disturbing," McGoldrick said, WAFA reported.

"I call again on the Israeli authorities to cease demolitions and other measures that may result in the forcible transfer of Palestinians," he added.

"The violence and large presence of armed Israeli forces " makes life in these communities virtually untenable," Anderson said.

"The demolitions in the community will have serious human rights and humanitarian law consequences," the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA stated said.

On Wednesday, Palestinians protested in and around Khan al-Ahmar as Israeli forces began preparations to destroy the Bedouin village. Residents and activists climbed onto bulldozers and waved Palestinian flags in a bid to halt the demolition.


UN condemns Israeli demolitions in West Bank


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