Furniture of demolished houses by Israeli forces in the West Bank- Press photo/ the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
CAIRO - 7 November 2020: Egypt condemned the Israeli escalation of demolishing 70 Palestinian houses and buildings and displacing dozens of Palestinians in Tubas governorate, in the northern Jordan Valley, announced Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez in a statement on Saturday.
“This act is a flagrant violation of international legitimacy and international humanitarian resolutions. Such practices exacerbate the difficult humanitarian conditions from which the Palestinians suffer amid Coronavirus- related challenges,” he said in the statement.
He added that this escalation would impede the two-state solution and hinders reaching a comprehensive and just peace and achieving stability in the region.
Israeli occupying forces razed dozens of houses and buildings in the Humsa Al- Baqai’a, a Bedouin village in the Jordan Valley region in the occupied West Bank on November 3, 2020, WAFA reported.
“73 people, including 41 children, were displaced when Israeli authorities demolished their homes and other structures and destroyed belongings in the Palestinian community of Humsa Al Bqai’a. Three quarters of the community’s population lost their shelters, making this the largest forced displacement incident in over four years,” announced the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in a statement on November 4.