HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY FARHAN HAQ,
DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
FRIDAY, 16 JULY 2021
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
Our humanitarian colleagues in the occupied Palestinian Territory tell us that on Wednesday, in the community of Ras al-Tin in Ramallah governorate, 84 Palestinians lost their homes when Israeli forces confiscated at least 49 structures.
This community resides in that area every summer for grazing land but are now at heightened risk of forcible transfer from the area.
Also, Israeli forces also dismantled and confiscated a residential structure yesterday in Humsa Al Baqi’in the northern Jordan Valley.
The UN has repeatedly called on Israel to halt its demolition and confiscation of Palestinian property and adhere to its obligations as an occupying power under international humanitarian law.
Document Sources: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Secretary-General
Subject: Access and movement, Closures/Curfews/Blockades, House demolitions, Population, Protection, West Bank
Publication Date: 16/07/2021
URL source: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight