Razed to the ground, July 2016

July 2016
Filmed by: 
‘Abd al-Karim Sa'adi, Nasser Nawajah, Mus'ab 'Abbas

In Jan.-June 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 168 dwellings in Palestinian communities in the West Bank, making 740 people homeless (incl. 384 minors), more than in any one year in the past decade (except 2013). These demolitions were carried out only in Area C, which comprises about 60% of the West Bank and which Israel views as primarily meant to serve its own needs. Demolitions play a key role in Israeli policy in the West Bank to displace Palestinians and take over their land. Demolitions and devastating communities do not fulfill “the rule of law”. Rather, they are a longstanding, systematic dispossession to which all Israeli authorities are party.