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Israeli Demolition Orders against Palestinian/Israeli Settlement Structures in Area C, 1988-2014

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The Israeli authorities demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank is a key humanitarian issue and raises a number of legal concerns. While the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Area C is of continuing concern, the issue of demolition orders has received less attention. Official data released by the Israeli authorities indicates that over 11,000 demolition orders - affecting an estimated 17,000 Palestinian-owned structures - including homes, are currently ‘outstanding’ in Area C of the West Bank. These orders heighten the vulnerability of thousands of poor Palestinian households, some of whom are at imminent risk of forcible displacement.

The dataset was obtained from the Israeli Civil Administration upon request from an Israeli NGO based on the Israeli Freedom of Information Act. It includes all Israeli demolition orders that were issued since 1988 against Palestinian-owned structures in Area C of the West Bank. The dataset also includes Israeli-issued demolition orders against Israeli settlement structures located in Area C.

This interactive web-based platform enables users to visualize/map all demolition orders based on various indicators, including year, status, governorate, residential area, geographical area, etc. There are two dashboards featuring the orders against Palestinian structures and Israeli settlement structures.

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