Why is Israel demolishing Palestinian homes here?
For decades, Israel has been accused of using home demolitions as a tool to control the Palestinian population in the occupied territories. Israel approves less than two percent of all requests for building permits submitted by Palestinians, and then razes the homes and shops that lack one. In recent months, Israel has also ramped up its policy of punitive demolitions – destroying the family homes of suspected Palestinian attackers – despite the practice being labelled a war crime.
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