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Houses demolished

21 Sep, 2015

egyptian demolition imageEgypt demolishes more than 3,255 homes and other buildings in the Sinai peninsula. Troops are razing homes along the Gaza border to create a “buffer zone” and eliminate smuggling tunnels, after a surge in attacks by militants. According to the Egyptian government affected residents supported the demolitions. Human Rights Watch alleges that those evicted are given little or no warning, no temporary housing and inadequate compensation.