Explore how every single incident in a record year of Israel's home demolitions has shattered Palestinian lives.
For decades, Israel has been accused of using home demolitions as a tool to control the country's Palestinian population. Approving less than two percent of all requests for building permits submitted by Palestinians, Israel then razes the homes and shops that lack one. In recent months, Israel has also ramped up its policy of punitive demolitions in the occupied West Bank, despite the practice being labelled a war crime.
For a full year, Al Jazeera worked with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to monitor and document every demolition that occurred in occupied East Jerusalem, a neighbourhood that has been at the heart of a recent wave of unrest.
The data provides detailed insights into the scale and scope of Israel's home demolitions, revealing the devastating toll on Palestinian families.
The data in this project represents just a fraction of the toll that Israel’s policy of home demolitions has wrought throughout the occupied West Bank over the years.