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UK minister urges Israel not to demolish West Bank Bedouin village

By AFP and TOI STAFF A British minister on Wednesday made a last-gasp call to Israel to not raze a Palestinian Bedouin village, after Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a final appeal against its demolition. The court last week backed the demolition of the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank, located close to several …

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UK minister urges Israel not to demolish Bedouin village

KHAN AL-AHMAR (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) –  A British minister on Wednesday made a last-gasp call to Israel not to raze a Palestinian Bedouin village, after the Israeli supreme court rejected a final appeal against its demolition. The court last week backed the demolition of the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the …

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Activists: Bedouins in West Bank Being Forcibly Displaced

The video shows Ali, a schoolboy in the Bedouin village of al-Khan al-Ahmar, pointing at a hill in the desert between Jerusalem and Jericho, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. “They will build the settlement there, instead of the school,” he says. “When the school has been demolished, it will be moved. They will …

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Menace de démolition à Khan al-Ahmar – déclaration officielle française (28 mai 2018)

Au point de presse du lundi 28 mai, la porte-parole du Quai d’Orsay a fait la déclaration suivante : La France exprime sa vive préoccupation au sujet de la situation de la communauté palestinienne de Khan al-Ahmar (Cisjordanie), visée par des ordres de démolition émis par les autorités israéliennes. Ces ordres …

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Palestine Condemns Israel’s ‘Racist’ Demolition of West Bank Bedouin Village

Palestine has condemned the ‘ethnic cleansing’ decision of uprooting the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar in the Jordan Valley. According to local news sources, the Israeli High Court of Justice has approved a planned demolition of an entire West Bank Bedouin village, including the village’s school made out of tires. …

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Khan Al Ahmar is a symbol of the world’s failure to protect refugees

Arabs in Khan Al Ahmar can trace their ancestry as far back as the 1931 census of Palestine, when the tiny Bedouin village in the West Bank had a population of 27. Today 95 per cent of the families living there are refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and …

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In the Jordan Valley I Saw Ethnic Cleansing With My Bare Eyes

Ilana Hammerman Israel is persistently and systematically destroying the lives of the Bedouin communities throughout the Jordan Rift Valley, who once numbered in the tens of thousands, in order to limit these areas to Jews alone A month ago, had there been 12 of us and not just four, we …

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Bedouins outside of Jerusalem wrestle with uncertain future

Two young girls are walking through Abu Nuwar’s rocky and exposed terrain, near a defeated-looking donkey and tattered structures with metal roofs. Spotting me, they ask who I am looking for and give me directions for how to find Abu Imad, a community spokesperson for the Palestinian Bedouin village in …

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Israeli Supreme Court to rule on demolition of West Bank village

A school built of mud and tyres is the target of an Israeli demolition order  Ben Lynfield In this tiny West Bank Bedouin village of Khan Al Ahmar, teachers were working hard Wednesday to keep pupils’ minds focused on their studies – and not the impending demolition of their homes. In the …

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Stop the demolition of Kahn Al-Ahmar school, MEPs urge action against Israeli authorities

Green MEP, Keith Taylor, has joined a cross-party group of Parliamentarians to release a statement urging the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union to urgently request that the Israeli authorities lift the threat of demolition against the school in the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar. The statement …

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