Over 1180 Palestinians displaced in West Bank so far in 2011

Over 1,180 Palestinians displaced and affected by Israeli

demolitions in the West Bank so far in 2011

by Kate on June 12, 2011

 


The number of people displaced and affected by demolitions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the start of 2011. Displaced means people whose homes have been demolished. Affected is when a demolition has had an impact in other ways such as on people’s livelihoods or on basic services and utilities. (Source: UNRWA)UNRWA: Demolition watch
The Israeli practice of demolishing homes, basic infrastructure and sources of livelihoods continues to devastate Palestinian families and communities in East Jerusalem and the 60 per cent of the West Bank controlled by Israel, known as Area C.
Demolition = Dispossession: Many of the people affected already live in poverty, and demolitions are a leading cause of their ongoing displacement and dispossession in the West Bank. The impact of home demolitions on children can be particularly devastating. Many children affected by demolitions show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety.
The stats:The table and graph above shows the number of people displaced and affected by demolitions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the start of 2011.
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