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Palestinian and Israeli peace groups have sharply criticised Israel's government following the demolition of a peace centre on the edge of Jerusalem.
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for occupied Palestinian territory has called for an immediate end to the demolition of Palestinian homes by the Israeli authorities.
Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, 20 leading aid and human rights groups say.
A Jewish peace activist faces a jail sentence today of up to 18 months after protesting against the demolition of Palestinian homes.
The Israeli army has launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing at least nine people in a series of military air strikes and shelling attacks. It has been accused of breaking the spirit of the Annapolis peace agreement.