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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.
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