2011 - RECORD YEAROF DISPLACEMENT
This publication provides a political analysisof the root causes and consequences of Israel’shouse demolition policy, focusing on thedemolition of Palestinian homes and otherstructures in the Occupied West Bank. Allrecorded incidents have been verified anddocumented by partners in the Displacement Working Group (an inter-agency group underthe auspices of the Office of the UN HighCommissioner for Human Rights ProtectionCluster, and chaired by the UN Office for theCoordination of Humanitarian Affairs. theDWG includes over one hundred members,such as UN agencies, international and local
ICAHD is an Israeli peace and human rights organizationdedicated to ending the Occupation and achieving a just peacebetween Israelis and Palestinians. In particular, ICAHD resistsIsrael‘s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the OccupiedTerritory – more than 26,000 since 1967.
Israeli and Palestinian
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has been an active member of the groupever since it was established in 2008).
House demolitions and orced evictions areamong Israel’s most heinous practices in theOccupied Palestinian erritory (OP). In2011, a record year o displacement, a total o 622 Palestinian structures were demolished byIsraeli authorities, o which 36% (or 222) wereamily homes; the remainder were livelihood-related (including water storage and agriculturalstructures), resulting in 1,094 people displaced,almost double the number or 2010.