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Record number of demolitions in occupied Palestinian territory in 2016

A United Nations study shows that Israeli authorities demolished or seized 1809 Palestinian owned structures in the West Bank in 2016.

Data collected by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs indicates that this is the highest since the collection of such data in 2009.

1593 Palestinians have been displaced and 7101 have had their livelihoods impacted. The majority of the properties were demolished or seized because of the lack of Israeli issued building permits.

The study also includes data on checkpoints and other barriers to movement, the movement of goods and statistics on injury and death over the past year.