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Israel’s West Bank Housing Policy Stats Shows Discrimination

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JERUSALEM (AFP) — Since seizing the West Bank in 1967, Israel has held full control over all planning matters for both Palestinians and Jewish settlers in an area covering over 60 percent of the occupied territory.

Although settlers can secure building permits with ease, the opposite applies for Palestinians who are forced to build illegally, with Israel bulldozing hundreds of such unauthorized structures every year, rights groups say.Villages v settlementsOver 60 percent — around 360,000 hectares or 890,000 acres — of the West Bank is classified as Area C, which Israel aims to retain under any final settlement.This is where Israel has full control over security and also civilian affairs which are managed by the Civil Administration, a unit of the defense ministry.

via Israel’s West Bank housing policy by numbers.

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

May 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm

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