Demolition of structure built with EU aid, August 2016

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August 2016

Footage of the August 2016 demolition of a residential structure built with EU aid in Um al-Kheir, a Palestinian community in the South Hebron Hills. The number of homes Israel demolished in the West Bank from Jan. to Aug. 2016 is the highest it has been since B’Tselem began recording demolitions that cite “construction without a permit” in 2006. This is part of a policy to step up demolitions, implemented while Israel is engaged in “structured dialogue” on the matter with the EU, and despite international condemnation in the Quartet’s July report.