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VIDEO: Al Khan Al Ahmar, the small Palestinian school defying demolition orders

By Alice Panepinto and Helen Eisler  September 2017 A small school in the desert lands of the occupied Palestinian territories has unintentionally become a critical player in the future viability of the two-state solution in Israel-Palestine. Alice Panepinto and Helen Eisler tell the story of the school at Al Khan Al Ahmar …

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West Bank: Visits Abroad: 8 Sep 2017: Hansard Written Answers – They Work For You

The Government is gravely concerned by proposals to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar. Officials from our Consulate-General in Jerusalem have visited Khan Al Ahmar on multiple occasions in recent years. ​I understand that officials from our Consulate-General plan to visit Khan Al Ahmar before the next court hearing.   Read more: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2017-07-20.6399.h&s=al+khan+al+ahmar#g6399.q0

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Good cop, bad cop of expulsion

haaretz, Amira Hass Sep 18, 2017 12:31 AM While Bezalel Smotrich talks of expulsions, Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of government activities in the territories, makes expulsions happen. While the former prattles about the ultimate expulsion, the latter remains silent about the dozens of little evictions he approves and oversees. For example, completing …

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Bedouin in Unauthorized West Bank Village Urged to Relocate, Warned of Evictions

Yotam Berger Sep 17, 2017 12:06 AM Khan al-Amar, located near Ma’aleh Adumim, has become a symbol of the Bedouin settlement in the region against which Israel is battling The Civil Administration this week warned the residents of the unauthorized Bedouin village of Khan al-Amar, whose structures have no building …

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Israel moves to advance forcible transfer of Khan al-Ahmar

Civil Administration signals it is prepared to move forward with the forcible transfer of the entire community, an intention unequivocally stated by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to reporters two weeks ago. Doing so would constitute a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention. Yesterday (Wednesday, 13 Sept. 2017), representatives of …

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Palestinian artist gives voice to unrecognized villages

Ahmed el-Komi September 6, 2017 GAZA STRIP, Gaza City — Six children sit amid the leafless branches of a tree in an arid, barren landscape, a small weary-looking shed in the distance. The image, a photograph by Mohamed Badarne, is part of “Unrecognized Games,” a series featuring children from the 45 unrecognized villages in Israel’s Negev Desert, where more than 75,000 Bedouin live. Badarne …

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Condemnations of Israeli Occupation Aren’t Enough

Amira Hass Sep 06, 2017 3:40 AM Europeans, your denunciations are seen by Israel as lacking urgency. You must implement painful sanctions Holland, Belgium and France: It’s not enough to condemn with just words the Israeli policy of destruction, which damages equipment and buildings funded with your taxpayers’ money. It’s …

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A Settler Farm Sows Fear Among Palestinian Shepherds, With Help From the Israeli Army

Thirteen years ago Omer Atidiah situated his private farm on Palestinian land north of Jericho; since then his name has terrorized the area Amira Hass Sep 02, 2017 2:04 AM The voice that answered the phone sounded very pleasant. Omer Atidiah listened to my request to meet and talk with …

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EU lets Israel destroy West Bank schools it funded

Dozens of Palestinian children were due to begin classes in Jubbet al-Dib, a village near Bethlehem, last week. But on the evening of 22 August, Israeli occupation forces destroyed their new school. It consisted of six prefabricated buildings largely funded by the European Union and several of its governments. During the five-hour …

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