Demolition escalates in the West Bank

European leaders will meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss the escalation of demolitions by Israeli authorities of Palestinian homes and humanitarian aid in the West Bank. Despite six months of diplomatic talks between the EU and Israel, the rate of demolitions in the West Bank has spiraled, violating international humanitarian law.

Fact sheet showing the progression of demolition areas in the West Bank

Oxfam has witnessed first-hand the devastating impacts of these illegal demolitions on the lives and livelihoods of Palestinian men, women and children.

The time for talking is over.

Oxfam calls upon European governments to live up to their commitments and to start protesting and requesting compensation for the destruction by Israeli authorities of Palestinian homes and the confiscation of humanitarian aid in the West Bank.