Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Political: January 27, 2012

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The United Nations has called on Israel to immediately halt the demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank, after a dramatic increase in such demolitions was reported in the last year.  In 2011 Israeli security forces demolished 622 homes in the West Bank, housing over 1,100 people, over half of them children.  According to Maxwell Gaylard, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territories, ”The current policy and practice of demolitions cause extensive human suffering and should end.”

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