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Michelle Woodward

Photo Consultant

Demolishing Palestine

[An Israeli border police officer stands guard as municipality workers demolish a Palestinian house. Image by Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo.]

Since the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, Israel has demolished about 27,000 Palestinian homes and other structures crucial for a family’s livelihood, according to Israeli government statistics (Compiled by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions). Almost half of these were carried out in just the last twelve years. So far this year, 702 people have been displaced and 140 homes demolished. The government categorizes many demolitions ...

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Michelle Woodward


Michelle Woodward is photo editor of Middle East Report Magazine and photo consultant to Jadaliyya