Coveney to seek compensation for West Bank demolitions

Minister says Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes and infrastructure is ‘cruel and unjust’

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
1st November, 2020
Coveney to seek compensation for West Bank demolitions
Minister Simon Coveney says Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes and infrastructure is ‘cruel and unjust’

Simon Coveney has said Ireland expects to be compensated after Israeli authorities demolished a number of buildings the state helped co-finance for Palestinian families living in the West Bank.

In recent weeks, Israeli authorities have dismantled a number of homes in the Masafer Yatta region of the West Bank. The area has been the subject of a long-running dispute between the Israeli army, which claims it as a restricted military area, and local Palestinians, who...

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