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As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition

By David M. Halbfinger and Rami Nazzal KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank — The herders are being herded. Any day now, the Israeli Army says, bulldozers will arrive to wipe the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar off the map. For decades, Israel has wanted to clear a large section of the West …

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Michael Jansen: Left without a roof

The UN General Assembly resolution adopted on June 13 by a vote of 120 in favour, eight opposed and 45 abstentions, condemned Israel’s brutal treatment of Palestinians and called for their protection. Among supporters were 12 European states, including France, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Portugal and Greece. Sixteen …

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Villagers resist threatened demolition

Annelies Verbeek The Electronic Intifada The heat pressed down on the sheet metal structures of Khan al-Ahmar. Mistrustful of outsiders, villagers asked that their voices not be recorded when they sat down to discuss the threatened demolition of their village. Children played near the village school over which a banner in Arabic …

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The Bedouin village Al Khan al Ahmar is the latest victim in Israel’s long list of war crimes

Anonymous Nestled between the two Israeli settlements of Ma’ale Adumim and Kfar Adumim, in the Jerusalem governorate of the Occupied West Bank lies Al Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village, home to over 180 members of the Jahalin community. They have been living in this village since their displacement from the …

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How bulldozers, Bedouin and ethnic cleansing herald the death of the two-state solution

#Occupation Bedouin villagers of Khan al-Ahmar fear their long-threatened West Bank community may be demolished within days Peter Oborne KHAN AL-AHMAR, Occupied West Bank – It takes barely 30 minutes to drive from Jerusalem to the doomed Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, on the main road to Jericho on the West …

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Israeli court approves destruction of Bedouin village, despite Congressional and EU protest

Jaclynn Ashly Khan al-Ahmar, occupied West Bank Children laugh and play in the small Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, located east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, jumping on tin sheets laid out on the ground and throwing any object they retrieve from the dirt at one another. The …

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EU blasts new West Bank settlement homes, upcoming demolition of Bedouin village

Israeli decisions ‘will only further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation, and conflict,’ European bloc says By AFP and TOI STAFF The European Union on Thursday urged Israel to reconsider its decision to build 2,000 new settlement homes and to demolish a Palestinian Bedouin village in the West Bank, saying it undermines “prospects for …

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Israel approves 2,000 new illegal settlement homes in West Bank

Lubna Masarwa #Occupation Plans include 92 homes near a Bedouin village which was slated for demolition by an Israeli court last week Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved construction of nearly 2,000 new illegal settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, including 92 a kilometre from a Bedouin village last week …

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