House Demolitions
St. Yves defended the Mukhtar of a Jerusalem neighborhood, who was accused of illegal construction of a cistern which was built to relieve the village from sewage water floating the streets.
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The Society of St. Yves defends a village in the Hebron area, which received stop work orders for their electricity grid.The grid was erected without building permit, as the village was in the year 2009 still not connected to electricity.
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Housing and furthermore adequate housing is fundamental to human dignity and – and thus is recognized in UN and international human rights law and charters a basic human right. Yet in East Jerusalem alone around 60,000 Palestinians live under the thr
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Under the Fourth Geneva Convention occupying powers are prohibited from destroying property or employing collective punishment. Article 53 reads: “Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectiv
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Since its illegal occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel used the planning laws as one of the means of limiting the number of Palestinians in Jerusalem. After the six days war, the Jordanian planning law of 1966 was annulled which left a legal
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