Palestinian woman and her grandchildren sitting in a tent in the demolished surroundings of Humsa al-Fawqa (MEE/Shatha Hammad)
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Wednesday condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in Humsa al-Fawqa community in the northern Jordan Valley for the fifth time in one year.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said such demolitions amount to a war crime and a crime against humanity, and a step toward the annexation of the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank.
The ministry denounced the international community’s silence toward Israel’s unabated crimes and human rights violations against the Palestinians.
“Where are these countries that demand a halt to unilateral measures and call for giving the Israeli government a chance?” wondered the Foreign Ministry.
On Wednesday, Israeli forces demolished a number of homes in Humsa al-Fawqa al-Bqai’a and seized the community’s belongings in order to forcibly transfer them to another location.