More than 1,200 Palestinians became homeless in 2016 as a result of continued Israeli demolitions of homes in villages and towns in the occupied West Bank in Palestine, the European Union said Thursday.
In a statement sent to reporters Thursday, the EU said its diplomats “deplore the demolitions of Palestinian structures undertaken by Israel in the occupied West Bank.”
It said that Israel has carried out at least 866 demolitions so far this year, affecting more than 5,700 Palestinians while turning 1,221 of them homeless. The bloc said at least US$563,000 worth of structures built for Palestinians by the EU were destroyed by Israel during the same year alone.
— source telesurtv.net