Israel Continues to Demolish Palestinian Homes, Contravening International Law

Israel Continues to Demolish Palestinian Homes, Contravening International Law

On March 8, Israel demolished the homes of Palestinian families accused of killing an Israeli settler on December 16, 2021 at the Homesh settlement outpost in the West Bank. The punitive demolitions displaced 13 Palestinians from three families who were living in the two houses in the town of Silat ad-Dhahr. Israeli forces also violently dispersed Palestinians protesting the demolitions, injuring at least six with baton rounds and live ammunition. Also in March, two other families had measurements of their homes taken by Israeli forces in preparation of punitive demolitions.