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first_imgKHIRBET HUMSU, West Bank (AP) — A battle of wills is underway in the occupied West Bank, where Israel has demolished the herding community of Khirbet Humsu three times in as many months, displacing dozens of Palestinians. Each time they have returned and tried to rebuild, saying they have nowhere else to go. The tug-of-war is underway in impoverished communities across what’s known as Area C, which makes up 60% of the West Bank and where Israel has full military control. Israel says the communities were built without permission, while rights groups say the demolitions amount to the forcible transfer of civilians, a war crime under international law.last_img

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