PRESSTV: Israel Razes More Palestinian Homes!

New footage has emerged, showing Israeli soldiers destroying several Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank: Without showing demolition orders, two bulldozers, escorted by five military vehicles, entered the village of Beit Hanina on Thursday. The bulldozers immediately began destroying many homes as well as a barn, the Palestinian WAFA news agency reported. Israel claimed it demolished these buildings because they were built without a permit. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Israeli demolitions have displaced 700 people in the first half of 2011. Chris Gunness, UNRWA spokesperson, says most of the demolition targets involve "vulnerable Bedouins." The UN agency added that demolitions tend to take place in areas considered for illegal Israeli settlement expansions.

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