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OPT: East Jerusalem evictions causing suffering, anguish | IRIN

JERUSALEM, 19 January 2011 (IRIN) – Evictions and house demolitions are a growing humanitarian concern for Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The consequences for families can be devastating: In addition to losing their homes, their main source of physical and economic security, families are faced with high legal bills, fines and charges, including the cost of their own eviction, OCHA says.

Jerusalem Municipality says it has the right to demolish illegal structures of any kind under local Israeli municipal law to ensure residents live in safe, legal homes.

Read more here: IRIN Middle East | OPT: East Jerusalem evictions causing suffering, anguish | OPT | Conflict | Governance | Human Rights | Refugees/IDPs | Urban Risk.

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