Mayor: Israel to demolish 12 Jordan Valley homes

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Maan News Agency | Jan 25, 2012


TUBAS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces have handed out 12 demolition orders to residents of al-Aqaba village, the local mayor said Wednesday.

The mayor of Tubas visited al-Aqaba and condemned Israeli threats to demolish homes and shelters in the village in a statement.

Israeli authorities usually demolish homes, wells, barns and infrastructure built without an Israeli permit in Area C — the 62 percent of the West Bank under full Israeli military control.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says Israel only grants Palestinians permission to build in 1 percent of Area C, in places which are already built-up.

“More than 94 percent of all Palestinian permit applications have been rejected in recent years,” UNRWA says.

Meanwhile, Jewish-only settlements continue to expand in the West Bank, and villages neighboring settlements are often the targets of demolition orders.

Al-Aqaba village is surrounded by Israeli military training bases and lies eight kilometers from the illegal Israeli settlement Maskiyot. Israel announced plans to expand Maskiyot in 2006.

UNRWA warns that home demolitions have a “devastating” impact on children.

“Many children affected by demolitions show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. Their academic achievement often suffers.”

Demolitions also deteriorate living conditions.

“Families and communities face increased poverty and long-term instability, as well as limited access to basic services, such as education, health care, water and sanitation.”

The number of Palestinians displaced by demolitions doubled in 2011 compared to 2010, according to UNRWA figures.

Source and more at the Maan News Agency

Watch Caught on Camera: Ethnic Cleansing

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

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