1. On 8 December 2010, Israeli military forces 1. demolished 29 structures in the village, including the school, displacing 61 Palestinians, including 13 children, and affecting over 100 others, including at least 22 children studying in the school. One week later, the Israeli authorities issued eviction orders targeting most of the remaining structures in the village and affecting some 100 people. Previous to this, the community experienced large-scale demolitions on two other occasions, in July 2005 and January 2010, during which the village’s school was destroyed.
2. Over 60% of the West Bank is considered Area 2. C, where Israel retains military authority and control over the building and planning sphere. Though the division of the West Bank into areas A, B and C was intended to be temporary, there has been no official change to this division since September 2000.
3. While Palestinian access to these areas 3. is prohibited, enforcement of the access restrictions varies and the exact boundaries of the closed area are not clearly demarcated on the ground.
4. For additional details on planning in Area 4. C, see OCHA oPt, “Restricting Space: The Planning Regime Applied by Israel in Area C of the West Bank,” December 2009.
5. This figure includes both demolitions carried 5. out by the Israeli authorities as well as self-demolitions carried out by Palestinians on order from the Israeli authorities.