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Diplomacy: 13 May, 2011

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Amnesty International’s annual report criticized Israeli policy on a number of matters. According to the report:
  • Due to the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip for four years now, 4 of every 5 Palestinians requires humanitarian aid. The NGO argues that the closure is collective punishment and breaches international law.
  • During 2010, Israel demolished 431 houses in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a 59% increase compared to 2009.