Israeli police forces in occupied East Jerusalem, July 2019

Rights Groups: Israel’s Demolition of Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem Is Tantamount to Ethnic Cleansing

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and HUMENA for Human Rights and Civil Participation said in a statement released on Saturday, August 10, that Israel’s systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem amounts to ethnic cleansing. Furthermore, the statement maintains that the US administration of Donald Trump implicitly paved the way for…

UN Officials Call for Immediate Halt to East Jerusalem Demolitions

The Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OCHA), Jamie McGoldrick, called on Friday, May 3, for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in occupied East Jerusalem. “Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced…

Three people were arrested in Khan al-Ahmar on October 15, after occupation forces arrived at the village to escort bulldozers preparing the infrastructures for the upcoming demolition of the village.

Israel Postpones Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar; Police Detain Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem

The forced evacuation of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied Palestinian West Bank will be delayed until further notice, Israel announced on Saturday night, October 20. Far-right Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the security cabinet’s decision and emphasized it was made “despite strong objections.” Security forces have said in recent days that they…

Demonstrators protest house demolitions in Sakhnin, Tuesday evening, July 24.

Thousands Demonstrate against House Demolitions in Sakhnin

Thousands demonstrated on Tuesday evening, July 24, against house demolitions in the Arab municipality of Sakhnin in northern Israel. The day before, authorities demolished a home there while injuring two residents protesting the demolition. According to Al-Ittihad, the daily Arabic-language newspaper of the Communist Party of Israel, on Monday morning dozens of police officers assaulted…