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Fake Justice: The Responsibility Israel’s High Court Justices Bear for the Demolition of Palestinian Homes and the Dispossession of Palestinians

Summary, February 2019 In early September 2018, after years of legal proceedings, the justices of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) determined there was no legal obstacle to demolishing the structures in the community of Khan al-Ahmar ¬– located about two kilometers south of the settlement of Kfar Adumim – …

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Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes

30 January 2019, 00:01 UTCOnline booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, ‘Destination: Occupation’, the organization documents how …

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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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