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Doomed Palestinian village turns to Europe as last hope

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (AP) — For the anxious Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, there’s little left to do but wait.After the West Bank hamlet lost its last legal protection against demolition late last week, Israeli forces could swoop in any day now to tear down the desert community’s few …

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Children of Khan al-Ahmar appeal to Angela Merkel to save their village

Yumna Patel Carlos Latuff on the demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem. As the destruction of their homes grows more imminent, the villagers of Khan al-Ahmar have appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will be visiting Israel this week, to stop the demolitions.On Tuesday, …

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‘This act is not only heartless and discriminatory, it is illegal’

The village faces total destruction, with an illegal Jewish settlement set to replace it © Amnesty International / Richard Burton Khan al-Ahmar is home to 180 people from the Bedouin community, while its school provides education for 170 children from five different Bedouin communities‘This act is not only heartless and …

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Israel gives Palestinians eight days to leave Khan al-Ahmar

The Israeli government has told Palestinians living in a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank to demolish their homes within the next eight days and leave.The warning on Sunday comes just weeks after Israel’s Supreme Court rejected appeals against demolition.The Israeli defence ministry unit that oversees civilian affairs in …

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Israel Gives Residents of West Bank Bedouin Village Week to Evacuate

The Civil Administration says it is following High Court instructions to grant resident of Khan al-Ahmar time to leave on their own A Palestinian woman sits with her children in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, West Bank, September 13, 2018.Credit: AFP Israeli justice minister hits back at European Parliament over …

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Planned demolition of West Bank village is ‘ethnic cleansing’, says chief Palestinian negotiator

Image:Khan Al Ahmar is in a strategic location in the West Bank By Alex Rossi, Middle East correspondent The Palestinian chief negotiator says the planned demolition of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank amounts to “ethnic cleansing”.Saeb Erekat spoke to Sky News as Israel’s supreme court ruled the …

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Israel gives Palestinian Bedouin villagers until month end to leave

Israel plans to demolish the village of Khan al Ahmar and relocate its 180 residents, Bedouins who scrape a living by raising sheep and goats, to a site 12 kilometres away, near the Palestinian village of Abu Dis and adjacent to a landfill site. Khan al Ahmar consists of tin …

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I asked Israel’s only journalist in Palestine to show me something shocking – and this is what I saw

This is the old road from Ramallah to Jerusalem, lined with lost wealth and forgotten hopes and once-loved homes. They all now end, of course, at The Wall Robert Fisk in Bir Naballa, West Bank | @indyvoices | Thursday 20 September 2018 14:45 | Robert Fisk and Israeli journalist Amira …

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Bedouin families appeal to Merkel to help to block Israeli expulsion

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (Reuters) – Holding posters of Angela Merkel ahead of a scheduled visit to Israel by the German chancellor, Bedouin children appealed to her on Tuesday to help block Israeli plans to raze their hamlet in the occupied West Bank. Khan al-Ahmar’s 180 residents, backed by foreign …

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