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The unauthorized Bedouin village of Khan al-Amar. Credit: Lior Mizrahi

Israel Tells High Court: Bedouin in Unauthorized West Bank Village Will Be Evacuated by Mid-2018

Yotam Berger Sep 25, 2017 1:23 AM

The Bedouin around Ma’aleh Adumim live in areas that Israel considers strategic for building and expanding settlements and establishing a territorial link between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem

The unauthorized Bedouin village of Khan al-Amar. Credit: Lior Mizrahi

The state informed the High Court of Justice on Sunday that it plans to evacuate an unauthorized Bedouin village by the middle of next year. Khan al-Amar was established without any permits and has become a symbol of the Bedouin presence in the Ma’aleh Adumin area of the West Bank.

The Bedouin around Ma’aleh Adumim live in areas that Israel considers strategic for building and expanding settlements and establishing a territorial link between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem, which government and settler leaders have sought to reinforce Israel’s hold on the populous settlement in any future peace negotiations. The government has long expressed its desire to evacuate Khan al-Amar, but has delayed doing so for fear of international criticism….

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