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Prince William’s Middle East tour will be his most challenging royal trip to date

By Oren Liebermann, CNN Prince William begins historic trip 01:17 Jerusalem (CNN)The Duke of Cambridge faces perhaps his biggest international test to date in his trip to the Middle East, where he will have to juggle politics, diplomacy and royalty. British royal visits usually try to stay above politics, but any foray into …

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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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