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Israeli forces demolished 24 Palestinian buildings in a disputed military zone in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, including 10 funded by the European Union, leaving families homeless, authorities and residents said. Meanwhile, Israel lifted daylong restrictions on access into and out of the Palestinian political capital Ramallah in the West Bank late Monday, imposed after a checkpoint shooting that wounded soldiers.Soldiers destroyed the structures in and around the village of Khirbet Jenbah south of Hebron, the Association of Civil Rights in Israel said. Israel has carried out a long campaign to relocate the residents of the area, which was declared a military zone by the Israeli government in the 1970s.Human rights groups have repeatedly challenged Israel's claim to the land, arguing it is illegal to establish a military zone in occupied territory, Sarit Michaeli from the B'Tselem nonprofit told AFP.The EU called on Israel to change its policies in the occupied West Bank.Israel also resumed the demolition of homes belonging to Palestinian assailants.
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