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Opinion // ‘Democracy’ in Israel: Where the Palestinian Subjects Are Beholden to the Occupier

The fate of the inhabitants of Khan al-Ahmar is being used in the election campaign as a political pawn by the right-center camp, which is pushing hard for their expulsion. Incitement to a war crime? Absolutely Israel’s top court won’t rehear case on eviction of Palestinians in East Jerusalem●Why Israel …

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Khan al-Ahmar Reignites International Row Over Israeli Illegal Settlements

How long will Khan al-Ahmar, an embattled Bedouin hamlet in the occupied West Bank, stand? The Israeli bulldozers have already been spotted, and Israel’s High Court has given its permission for the demolition. Despite this, the war over the fate of the village has reached an impasse.Israel has demolished thousands …

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Israel denies Palestinians, PA officials access to Khan al-Ahmar

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces prevented Palestinians, including Palestinian Authority officials, from entering the Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village of east of Jerusalem, on Saturday afternoon.Israeli forces obstructed a PA convoy while on its way to Khan al-Ahmar and briefly detained Minister Walid Assaf, Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance …

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Israel’s plan to demolish West Bank village ‘could constitute war crime’, says ICC

The International Criminal Court has warned that Israel‘s planned demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village in the West Bank could constitute a war crime, while Theresa May has said the action would be a “major blow” to the two-state solution peace plan. Fatou Bensouda, the ICC’s chief prosecutor, said on Wednesday she was continuing to …

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Christmas tree lighting ceremony held in condemned Bedouin village

A Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held in Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the West Bank, that this year has been the focus of international outcry after an Israeli court ordered it be demolished.The planned demolition of the tiny hamlet, home to just 180 people, and its famed tyre …

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Defiance in Bedouin hamlet as Israel prepares to demolish it

Bedouin people are a small, impoverished minority among Palestinians The residents of Khan al-Ahmar are living on borrowed time.On Monday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Knesset members from his ruling Likud faction that the West Bank Bedouin encampment, home to 28 families, will be razed “very soon”.“I will not …

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Heritage as resistance: young people in occupied Palestinian territory are using their past to protect their future

Sharing stories in the South Hebron Hills. On Our Land Project, Author provided (No reuse) Care about being a researcher for your community. You have to document your ancestors and their lives here in this village from before the occupation. You have the right and you must prove that the …

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Defense official: Government ordering us not to approve Palestinian construction

llustrative: Palestinians try to retrieve items from the rubble of a house after it was destroyed by IDF tractors near the West Bank village of Sussiya in 2011. (Najeh Hashlamoun/ Flash90) A Defense Ministry official told a Knesset committee Sunday that the government is ordering his office not to approve …

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Netanyahu temporarily delays forcible eviction of Khan al-Ahmar

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin meets Benjamin Netanyahu, Oct. 21, 2018. From Mnuchin’s twitter feed. The Israeli government has postponed the evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar until further notice, following weeks of rising tensions in the Bedouin village.Following a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

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Israel Refuses to Negotiate With Khan al-Ahmar’s Lawyer Because He’s Employed by Abbas

Defense Minister Lieberman won’t speak with Tawfiq Jabarin, who represents the Bedouin community facing demolition, because he is an employee of the Palestinian Authority Yotam Berger Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the occupied West Bank October 22, 2018. Credit: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/Reuters ●Cabinet OKs Netanyahu’s proposal to postpone Khan al-Ahmar …

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