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RAMALLAH, Sept 14, 2018 (MENA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it is deeply concerned by Israel's decision to demolish private houses and other structures in Khan al Ahmar village in Area C of the West Bank.

"The planned demolitions will dramatically affect the lives and dignity of this community," said David Quesne, Head of ICRC Mission in Jerusalem.

"As long as zoning and planning policies in the West Bank fail to serve the population living under occupation, they cannot be used as justification for destruction of property," Quesne said.

As the occupying power in the West Bank, Israel is bound by the International Humanitarian Law, he noted.

It has a duty to ensure the protection, security and welfare of the people living under occupation and to guarantee that they can live as normal a life as possible, in accordance with their own laws, culture and traditions, he added.

Last week, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected appeals by Khan al Ahmar residents and approved the eviction and demolition of the village.

ADEN, June 9, 2018 (News Wires) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will resume its humanitarian work in Yemen only after it gets guarantees from all the conflicting parties to provide needed protection to its staff, said the ICRC spokesman in the violence-hit Arab country Adnan Hizam.

In statements to the US-funded Radio Sawa on Saturday, Hizam said that the ICRC received many threats over the last phase, thus, work in Yemen was suspended temporarily.

Earlier, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has pulled 71 staff members out of Yemen due to a series of incidents and threats.