UN condemns large-scale home demolitions in West Bank

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UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (APP): The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has condemned Wednesday’s large scale home demolitions by Israeli authorities in the Bedouin refugee community of Um al Khayr in the South Hebron Hills. As a result, according to UNRWA, 31 Palestine refugees, including 16 children were rendered homeless in a community that has endured several rounds of demolitions and often faced harassment from the nearby illegal settlement of Karmel. Already this year, over 700 Palestinians have been displaced by Israeli demolitions in the West Bank.