UN urges Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes

A senior United Nations official on Friday called upon Israel to immediately halt the demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank.
“Israel, as the occupying Power, has a fundamental responsibility to protect the Palestinian civilian population under its control and to ensure their dignity and well-being,” said Maxwell Gaylard, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the Palestinian territories and Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.
The UN official's comments followed a visit to the Arab village of Anata, where he said he saw the ruins of seven Palestinian homes that were destroyed earlier in the week.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy