“This year there has been an alarming spike in demolitions. So far in 2019 the Israeli military carried out 196 demolitions, destroying 411 structures – 41 of which were donor-funded. The onslaught of demolitions – ranging from a widespread attack on Palestinian water infrastructure, agricultural equipment and homes impacted some 49,477 Palestinians. In 2018, during this same time frame, the Israeli military carried out 143 raids on Palestinian property, resulting in the destruction of 305 structures – 32 of which were donor-funded, impacting 5,822 people.
The dramatic increase of people affected by the demolitions – a jump from 5,822 to 49,477 – is a result of the Israeli military carrying out what appears to be a targeted campaign against the water infrastructure and agricultural facilities.”
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