Israel razes most of Palestinian Bedouin village in West Bank on U.S. election day


Israel has demolished most of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, displacing 73 Palestinians — including 41 children — in the largest such demolition in years, residents and a United Nations official said. Tented homes, animal shelters, latrines and solar panels were among the structures destroyed in the village of Khirbet Humsah on Tuesday, according to the UN official. Israel’s military liaison agency with the Palestinians, COGAT, confirmed that a demolition had been carried out against what it said were illegal structures. By Thursday morning the residents had already moved back to the site, using tents donated by Palestinian aid groups, according to a Reuters witness. The remains of the demolished village lay across the hillsides, with just two of the original homes still standing some distance from the others.

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