On April 25, the Israeli High Court will hear the final appeal of the Palestinian Bedouin community of Al Khan al Ahmar. If the appeal is rejected, the school will be demolished, followed by the demolition of the rest of the village. Pressure by the British government on Israel has often been known to help prevent – or at least defer – forced displacement of Palestinians. The Jahalin are now asking British citizens to help by urging their MPs to demand immediate action by the UK Government. Act now through Do-Gooder:
Al Khan al Ahmar is a valley between Jerusalem and Jericho, and home to several thousand Bedouin. Like most Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, they live under Israeli civilian and military rule. The valley is part of what Israel calls Area C of the West Bank, and settlers want it to be annexed to Israel. In the 1990s, Israel confiscated the land and designated it for the expansion of the nearby settlement of Kfar Adumim. This is the final chance to save the education of this community.