May saw record highs in children displaced in West Bank demolitions

Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by P F Tinmore, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. P F Tinmore
    Online

    P F Tinmore Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    34,638
    Thanks Received:
    1,698
    Trophy Points:
    1,080
    Ratings:
    +2,923
    [​IMG]

    OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- A monthly report by the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) shows record highs in children displaced in West Bank home demolitions.

    “Demolitions saw 67 children displaced in May, the highest monthly figure so far this year,” said UNRWA spokesman, Chris Gunness, “64 in Area C and 3 in East Jerusalem.”

    The report further says that 304 adults and children have been affected or displaced by both demolitions and the destruction of vital facilities like water systems.

    “Under international law, Israel must ensure that persons under its jurisdiction enjoy the fulfillment of their human rights, including the right to housing, health, education, and water. UNRWA calls on Israel to respect its legal obligations,” Gunness said in the report.

    UNRWA: May saw record highs in children displaced in West Bank demolitions
     
  2. docmauser1
    Offline

    docmauser1 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,274
    Thanks Received:
    693
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Ratings:
    +1,176
     

Share This Page