are 26 declared naturereserves (only 4 areopen to the public)
Te right to adequate housing is an essentialcomponent o the right to a decent standard o living. When guaranteed, it provides a oundation or therealization o other rights, including the rights toamily, work, education, and, ultimately, national sel-determination.Israel is party to, and bound by, the InternationalCovenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights(ICESCR) which explicitly guarantees the rightto adequate housing. Tat includes the security o tenure, availability o services, and cultural adequacy.Forced evictions are prima acie incompatible withthe requirements o the Covenant. Appropriate procedural protection and due process, and adequatealternative housing, resettlement, or access to productive land must be guaranteed by Israel.As the Occupying Power, Israel is also bound by theFourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protectiono Civilian Persons in ime o War, to which Israelis a signatory. Article 53 prohibits destruction o property that is not justifed by military necessity.Te Fourth Geneva Convention also prohibits thetranser o an occupying power’s civilian populationinto the territory it is occupying and the transer o anoccupied civilian population.According to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreemento 1995, powers and responsibilities related to zoning and planning in Area C should have been transerredto Palestinian control within 18 months. However,that has not happened in the 16 years since its signing,and Israel has made it clear that it intends to annex the Jordan Valley and displace its Palestinian inhabitants,in contravention o international law and bi-lateralagreements.
In November 2011, Israel expropriated 1.5 km
o Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valleyand de acto annexed the land to a Jewish community within Israel proper. his is considered theirst instance o Palestinian land in the Occupied West Bank to be annexed to Israel, (excluding East Jerusalem) in deiance o international law.
(74)of all residentialstructuresdemolished
(366)of all peopledisplaced
per capita/dayless than the minimal100 liter per capita/day water consumptionrecommended bythe World HealthOrganization
Settlers receive487 liters
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