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The Economic Impact of Displacement601 Palestinian structures were demolished by Israel in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2014.  The damage inflicted for such demolitions and consequent displacement is estimated at $185,000 per Palestinian household.  This report looks the devastating economic impact of displacement on Palestinian families, taking account of the various costs suffered; costs of new home, costs of moving, disconnection from local community, psychological trauma, fees and fines levied, loss of personal posessions, loss of real estate asset, loss of income and expenses for re-adjustment to new area.  Not only is such displacement a major trauma for every family involved, but also contributes to increased poverty, dependency and vulnerability amongst Palestinian communities.  

The report is available here.

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