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‘Ethnic Cleansing With Impunity’: Israel Denounced for Demolishing Dozens of Palestinian Homes in Violation of International Law

“Such actions amount to war crimes,” declared Amnesty International

By Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 7-22-2019

Unfortunately, this has been going on for years. This 2006 photo is of IDF forces demolishing a house in Nablus. Photo: Michael Loadenthal/flickr

Global outcry erupted on Monday—with one critic condemning the move as “ethnic cleansing with impunity”—after Israeli forces demolished dozens of homes in Sur Baher, a Palestinian village that straddles East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

“These demolitions are a flagrant violation of international law and part of a systematic pattern by the Israeli authorities to forcibly displace Palestinians in the occupied territories; such actions amount to war crimes,” Saleh Higazi, deputy Middle East and North Africa director for Amnesty International, said in a statement Monday. Continue reading

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Israel: Not Interested in ANY Peace

During 2014, the world watched in horror as Gaza was destroyed, children targeted, hospitals demolished, schools bombed, factories leveled and a civilian population left with nothing to rebuild their lives with. In a recent interview, an Israeli man explains that the building of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is their right, despite any treaties or agreements. “We will move through this neighborhood, and on to the next, and the next one after that, until this is all ours,” he proclaimed. “It is our right.” Continue reading

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