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UN Mladenov expresses concern over Israeli demolitions of 70 structures Jordan Valley

JERUSALEM, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern over Israeli demolitions of over 70 structures, including homes, in the Bedouin village of Humsa Al Bqai’a, In The Jordan Valley, stating that “Such actions are contrary to international law and could undermine the chances for the establishment of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.”
“In a concerning development, on 3 November Israeli authorities carried out the most extensive demolition in the occupied West Bank in the past decade, destroying over 70 structures, including homes, in the Bedouin village of Humsa Al Bqai’a, in Area C. Seventy-three people were displaced, including 41 children. Their vulnerability is compounded by the onset of winter and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Home demolitions in East Jerusalem also resumed during the reporting period after a pause of several weeks,” he said during a briefing to the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East.
“I reiterate my call on Israeli authorities to cease demolitions, seizures of Palestinian property and efforts to relocate communities in the occupied West Bank. Such actions are contrary to international law and could undermine the chances for the establishment of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state,” he said.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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