The demolishing of family homes of Palestinians in East Jerusalem has been condemned by Human Rights Watch (HRW) as an unlawful collective punishment. House demolitions that are carried out in occupied territory and East Jerusalem amount to collective punishment, which is a war crime under International law. The Israeli PM recently ordered the demolition of the homes of several Palestinians, calling them "human animals". This shows the Israeli disrespect for Palestinian life and property. The Israeli policy of dehumanization and degradation of Palestinians aims at legitimizing the commission of war crimes against the Palestinian population. After first denying Palestinians the right to live on their own soil, driving them out of their home and then denying them the right to return to their homeland, Israel now even tries to even deny them the right to be treated like human beings by labelling them as animals. The Israeli apparatus of power is hereby just demasking its own inhumane, cruel and barbaric face.
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