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Analysis // Bedouin Village Demolition: Judicial Backing for Israel’s State-sanctioned Abuse

The legal thesis that zoning laws must be respected is seemingly persuasive, however this would be true about a planning system that serves the interests of the population in a nondiscriminatory way Mordechai Kremnitzer A Palestinian man walks in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank …

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Israel’s Top Court Okays Eviction of West Bank Bedouin Village of Khan al-Ahmar

Justices state that the main issue is not whether the eviction can be executed, but where to relocate the residents. The UN calls on Israel to cease demolitions, which ‘are against international law’ Yotam Berger and Jack Khoury Women and children walk through the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar, West …

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The moment of truth for EU policy on Israel-Palestine

Whether European states follow through on their threats and warnings over the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar will determine a great deal about the EU’s relevance and its ability to influence Israeli policy vis-a-vis the Palestinians. By Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man |Published September 5, 2018 Palestinian, foreign, and Israeli activists try to …

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Israel/OPT: Israeli court approves a war crime by ruling in favour of demolishing the entire village of Khan al-Ahmar

Responding to the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision, the second one in less than two months, to approve the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, by rejecting the desperate last resort petitions from residents of the West Bank village, Saleh Higazi, Head of Office in Jerusalem for Amnesty International, said:“With this shameful and …

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Israeli judges give final approval for war crime in Khan al-Ahmar

Palestinian children watch as a bulldozer operated by the Israeli army makes preparations to demolish their occupied West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar on 4 July.  (Oren Ziv ActiveStills) / Israel’s high court gave the final approval for the forced displacement of the Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank.The …

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Ex-Jewish Agency Chief Slams Fellow Settlers Over Eviction of Neighboring Bedouin

Sallai Meridor, former Israeli U.S. envoy and founding father of a settlement, decries his community’s contribution to High Court’s ruling: ‘The Bedouin were here when we arrived’ The former Jewish Agency chief and Israel’s ex-ambassador to the U.S., Sallai Meridor, published an open letter condemning petitions to the High Court …

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Court defers decision on demolition of West Bank Bedouin village

State rejects Khan al-Ahmar residents’ claim their attempts to secure retroactive building permits had been ignored by zoning authorities, with court summoning both sides for a session by August 15, effectively putting the demolition on hold until then. The  Supreme Court on Thursday deferred by at least a month the …

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Israel accelerates ‘Greater Jerusalem’ plan

Haitham Ahmed Offering economic incentives while annexing settlements and displacing Palestinians, Israel is redoubling its efforts to unite Jerusalem as its official capital Palestinian political and economic analysts and observers are leery of Israel’s five-year plan worth two billion shekels to fund education and transportation in East Jerusalem, since simultaneously …

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One Backpack for Every Bedouin: Protests Against West Bank Village School’s Demolition Continues

Anti-occupation group protest to stop demolition of famous school at Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village in the West Bank Kyle Mackie An anti-occupation group placed 174 backpacks in front of the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem on Tuesday, protesting the state’s plan to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in …

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Calling British MPs to act urgently and save Palestinian village and school from demolition

In May, the Israeli High Court ruled against the Palestinian Bedouin community of Al Khan al Ahmar and all Bedouin refugees living in Area C. The Bedouin school and village may be demolished at any time. Pressure by the British government on Israel has often been known to help prevent …

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