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Foreign Ministry acclaims UN's position on demolition of Jordan Valley homes
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Gaza, ALRAY - Ministry of Foreign Affairs acclaimed the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territory’s position criticizing Israel's demolition of 36 homes in the occupied Jordan Valley last week.

“The demolitions in the Jordan Valley community of Ain el-Helwe on Thursday displaced 66 people, including 36 children,” James Rawley earlier said in a statement.

"I am deeply concerned about the ongoing displacement and dispossession of Palestinians... along the Jordan Valley where the number of structures demolished more than doubled in the last year,"

He added that “This activity not only deprives Palestinians of access to shelter and basic services, it also runs counter to international law.”

The ministry in a statement Sunday considered this bold position an emphasis on the Palestinians’ historic, undeniable right to the land of Palestine.

It stressed that such measures against Palestinians inside pre-1948 Palestine are “in stark contravention of the international law and testify to the racist Israeli regime,”

The ministry called on the United Nations to go beyond the criticizing remarks and play real supporting role towards the Palestinian cause by taking practical steps to prevent the [Israeli] occupation from going too far in colonial settlement activity or displacement policy.