Ireland’s Foreign Minister has slammed Israel for destroying 70 buildings, including family homes, in the West Bank. The “reprehensible acts” have left 73 Palestinian people homeless, including 41 children.
Simon Coveney said he is “deeply dismayed” that Israeli authorities demolished buildings belonging to 11 Palestinian Bedouin families in Humsa Al Bqai’a in the northern Jordan Valley. Israeli bulldozers destroyed the village including houses, businesses, and sanitation facilities.
The United Nations labeled the demolition the “largest displacement incident in over four years.”
Minister Coveney said the acts are “clearly prohibited” under international law, and Israel had failed to meet its obligations as the occupying power.
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