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Alliance for Solidarity calls for end to demolitions and denounces obstruction of aid in Palestine

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Israeli demolitions and Palestinian property, and the number of people displaced by demolitions have peaked in the last 5 years.

Demoliciones israelíes en Palestina

25 humanitarian organizations are calling for an end to demolitions and denounce the obstruction of humanitarian aid. During the peace negotiations in 2013, the demolitions were up 43% in Area C and East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank increased by 74% displaced persons, compared with the same period in 2012 *

International and local aid organizations have faced severe restrictions to meet the needs of people, resulting from illegal demolitions of civilian property. These restrictions constitute a violation of the obligation of the state of Israel to facilitate the arrival of aid in an effective manner. In 2013 122 (residential or work) civil structures made thanks to international aid were demolished by the Israeli authorities. In addition, at least 65 aid packages, including shopping haven, were confiscated.

The destruction and obstruction of aid delivery is such that the International Committee of the Red Cross announced its decision to suspend the distribution of shelter for people whose homes were demolished in the Jordan Valley, where there has been an increase 127 percent in demolitions during 2013.

The demolition of civilian goods is a direct violation of humanitarian rights of persons and international humanitarian law, which prohibits demolitions unresponsive to absolute military necessity

In light of the alarming figures, international and local humanitarian organizations, development, human rights and religious ordered the immediate cessation of illegal demolitions and Israel meets its obligation to facilitate rapid and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian assistance to reach those who need it most

*Las cifras mencionadas se han compilado usando la información disponible por la base de datos de la Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de Naciones Unidas sobre protección civil desde el 1 de enero de 2009 hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2013 La base de datos refleja un total de 663 demoliciones en 2013, de las que 390 tuvieron lugar en el Valle del Jordán, mientras que en 2012, las demoliciones en ese área no superaron las 172. Entre el 28 de julio y el 31 de diciembre de 2013 ha habido 286 demoliciones que han supuesto el desplazamiento de 452 personas, en comparación con las 200 demoliciones y las 260 personas desplazadas durante el mismo periodo de 2012.

Click here to view the full data between 2009 and 2013

Signatory organizations

1. Action Against Hunger (ACF)

2. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

3. Al Haq

4. Brother Delen

5. Badil

6. Christian Aid

7. CCFD-Terre Solidaire

8. DanChurchAid

9. Diakonia

10. Handicap International

11. Heinrich Boll Foundation

12. MAP – UK

13. medico international

14. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

15. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

16. Overseas-onlus

17. Oxfam

18. Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)

19. Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA)

20. Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW)

21. Terre des Hommes CH

22. Terre des Hommes Italy

23. Alliance for International Solidarity-Solidarity (SI-APS)

24. WarChild

25. World Vision West Bank- Jerusalem- Gaza

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