Wafa Images
Wafa Images
Wafa Images
  26th November 2014    Time 00:50 Jerusalem Netanyahu Orders Allocation of $18.1 Million for Construction in West Bank Settlement      Settlers Assault, Beat Jerusalemite Palestinian       Algerian President Calls on International Community to Help Restore Palestinian Rights      Israeli Minister Demands Stop of Subsidy for Tel Aviv Cinema       PEX Report: Index Down by more than 3 Points      PLO: Jewish State Bill Undermines Two-State Solution      Settlement Activities Handicap Peace Efforts, says Japanese Foreign Minister      Abbas: Nation-State for Jewish People an Obstacle to Peace,       Israel Arrests Six Palestinians in Jerusalem and Hebron, Summons Three for Interrogation       Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight Netanyahus Postponement of Knessets Vote on Jewish State Bill      Weather Forecast: Low Pressure, Cold Front Affect Palestine      Israeli Police Assault, Arrest Child in East Jerusalem Town      Israeli Armys Attack on Palestinian Football Federation Unacceptable, says FIFA President       Palestinian Prisoners Seriously Injured Following Israeli Crackdown on their Cells      BTselem: Residency and Social Security Benefits are not a Favor Israel can Bestow and Withdraw at Will
Youtube
facebook
Twitter
RSS
UNRWA, OCHA Condemn Forced Displacement of Refugees in West Bank

Decrease font sizeIncrease font size   modify font size Print a copy


JERUSALEM, April 22, 2012 (WAFA) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) condemned the displacement of 67 Palestinian refugees in the occupied West Bank by Israeli authorities, Sunday said a joint press release.

It said that 67 Palestine refugees, more than half of them children, were forcibly displaced as a result of the eviction or demolition of their homes and other civilian structures by Israel.

The Director of UNRWAs West Bank Office, Felipe Sanchez, condemned the demolitions, saying 'The forced eviction of Palestine refugees and the demolition of Palestinian homes and other civilian structures in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is contrary to international law.

He urged the Israeli authorities to find an immediate solution to enable the Palestinian population of the occupied West Bank, to lead a normal life, in full realization of their rights.

Head of the OCHA in the occupied Palestinian Territory Ramesh Rajasingham said, 'More than 1500 Palestinians have lost their homes as a result of demolitions and evictions since the beginning of 2011. Forced evictions and demolitions cause extensive human suffering, increase humanitarian needs and vulnerability.'

The press release indicated several eviction incidents, including the demolition of the homes of seven refugee families in the Palestinian community of al-Khalayleh near Jerusalem, which resulted in displacing them for the third time in six months.

UNRWA and OCHA noted the forced eviction of two families from their homes in the all-Arab East Jerusalem suburb of Beit Hanina, adding that the homes were subsequently handed over to Israeli settlers, who reportedly intend to build a new settlement in the area.

The press release added that the Beit Hanina eviction was condemned by the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Maxwell Gaylard, stating that this may run counter to international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention.

R.Q./F.R.

 

Latest News
17:12  
25-11-2014
Netanyahu Orders Allocation of $18.1 Million for Construction in West Bank Settlement
17:02  
25-11-2014
Settlers Assault, Beat Jerusalemite Palestinian
15:49  
25-11-2014
Algerian President Calls on International Community to Help Restore Palestinian Rights
15:43  
25-11-2014
Israeli Minister Demands Stop of Subsidy for Tel Aviv Cinema
15:29  
25-11-2014
PEX Report: Index Down by more than 3 Points
15:25  
25-11-2014
PLO: Jewish State Bill Undermines Two-State Solution
14:23  
25-11-2014
Settlement Activities Handicap Peace Efforts, says Japanese Foreign Minister
14:13  
25-11-2014
Abbas: Nation-State for Jewish People an Obstacle to Peace,
13:04  
25-11-2014
Israel Arrests Six Palestinians in Jerusalem and Hebron, Summons Three for Interrogation
12:54  
25-11-2014
Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight Netanyahus Postponement of Knessets Vote on Jewish State Bill
10:30  
25-11-2014
Weather Forecast: Low Pressure, Cold Front Affect Palestine
17:22  
24-11-2014
Israeli Police Assault, Arrest Child in East Jerusalem Town
16:35  
24-11-2014
Israeli Armys Attack on Palestinian Football Federation Unacceptable, says FIFA President
16:00  
24-11-2014
Palestinian Prisoners Seriously Injured Following Israeli Crackdown on their Cells
15:28  
24-11-2014
BTselem: Residency and Social Security Benefits are not a Favor Israel can Bestow and Withdraw at Will
15:19  
24-11-2014
Foreign Minister Denies Remarks about Delaying Palestinian Bid at UN for End Occupation
14:40  
24-11-2014
Jewish State Bill a Fatal Blow to Peace, says Foreign Ministry
13:56  
24-11-2014
PEX Report: Index Slightly Up
13:52  
24-11-2014
Palestinian Succumbs to Wounds Incurred by Israeli Army Remnant Bomb
13:34  
24-11-2014
Settlers Severally Beat Palestinian in Jerusalem
13:24  
24-11-2014
Settlers Expand Outpost near Hebron
13:18  
24-11-2014
Newspaper Review: Knessets Jewish State, Israeli Settlers and Forces Attacks on Palestinians Focus of Dailies
12:12  
24-11-2014
Israel Arrests 11 Palestinians in Jerusalem, West Bank
10:29  
24-11-2014
Weather Forecast: Heavy Rains, Cloudy Skies
17:22  
23-11-2014
Israeli Cabinet Approves Jewish State Bill
16:53  
23-11-2014
Settlers Attack Palestinian Herders near Nablus
15:58  
23-11-2014
PEX Report: Index Up at Beginning of Week Trading
14:59  
23-11-2014
Israel Arrests 5 Palestinians in West Bank
14:48  
23-11-2014
Palestinian Herder Critically Injured by Explosion of Bomb Left behind Israeli Army
14:46  
23-11-2014
Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Journalist in Hebron
14:45  
23-11-2014
Israeli Soldiers Shoot Dead Farmer near Gaza Border
14:05  
23-11-2014
Settlers Assault Palestinian Workers in Jerusalem, Israeli Police Turn Blind Eye to the Attack
13:36  
23-11-2014
Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight Abbas Affirmation of Continued Efforts in Pursuit of Statehood
12:41  
23-11-2014
Settlers Set House on Fire, Spray Hate Graffiti near Ramallah
10:56  
23-11-2014
Weather Forecast: Rainy Weather through Weekend
20:43  
22-11-2014
International Conference Endorses Formation of Solidarity Network with Palestinians
18:37  
22-11-2014
Video Analysis Shows Israeli Soldier while Shooting and Killing Palestinian Teen Nadeem Nawara
18:32  
22-11-2014
Human Rights Watch Demands Israel to Immediately Stop Punitive House Demolition Policy against Palestinians
18:20  
22-11-2014
Israeli Settlers Beat Palestinian from Tubas
18:13  
22-11-2014
Israel Arrests a Palestinian, Summons Six Others in Bethlehem, Hebron
18:06  
22-11-2014
International Local Authorities Show Solidarity with Palestine through Signing of Multiple Cooperation Agreements
14:45  
22-11-2014
Newspaper Review: Presidents Speech during Local Authorities Conference, West Bank Clashes Focus of Dailies
12:01  
22-11-2014
Weather Forecast: Sporadic Showers Throughout Weekend
01:42  
22-11-2014
Year of Solidarity with Palestinians is Close to End and their Aspirations are not Fulfilled Yet, Says Serry
00:41  
22-11-2014
Abbas: We Have a Century-Old Civilization and Municipalities, and Yet we are Still Under Occupation
22:22  
21-11-2014
South African Mayor: We Need to Join Global Community in Search for Lasting Solution to Palestinian Question
14:41  
21-11-2014
German Mayor: There is no Well Being for the State of Israel without the Well Being of the Palestinian State
13:23  
21-11-2014
International Conference of Local Authorities in Solidarity with the Palestinian People Launches in Ramallah, Delegation's Arrival Disrupted by Israel
00:05  
21-11-2014
Belgium General Consul: Palestinian Local Authorities Play a Significant Role in Development of State of Palestine
17:35  
20-11-2014
Fatah Spokesperson: Israeli Occupations Policies Risk Sliding into Religious War
facebook
Twitter

RSS
Youtube