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Calling British MPs to save Palestinian village school

On April 25, the Israeli High Court will hear the final appeal of the Palestinian Bedouin community of Al Khan al Ahmar. If the appeal is rejected, the school will be demolished, followed by the demolition of the rest of the village. Pressure by the British government on Israel has …

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In the Jordan Valley I Saw Ethnic Cleansing With My Bare Eyes

Ilana Hammerman Israel is persistently and systematically destroying the lives of the Bedouin communities throughout the Jordan Rift Valley, who once numbered in the tens of thousands, in order to limit these areas to Jews alone A month ago, had there been 12 of us and not just four, we …

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Bedouins outside of Jerusalem wrestle with uncertain future

Two young girls are walking through Abu Nuwar’s rocky and exposed terrain, near a defeated-looking donkey and tattered structures with metal roofs. Spotting me, they ask who I am looking for and give me directions for how to find Abu Imad, a community spokesperson for the Palestinian Bedouin village in …

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Israeli Supreme Court to rule on demolition of West Bank village

A school built of mud and tyres is the target of an Israeli demolition order  Ben Lynfield In this tiny West Bank Bedouin village of Khan Al Ahmar, teachers were working hard Wednesday to keep pupils’ minds focused on their studies – and not the impending demolition of their homes. In the …

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Stop the demolition of Kahn Al-Ahmar school, MEPs urge action against Israeli authorities

Green MEP, Keith Taylor, has joined a cross-party group of Parliamentarians to release a statement urging the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union to urgently request that the Israeli authorities lift the threat of demolition against the school in the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar. The statement …

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Breaking Political Taboo, Jewish Settlers Side With Bedouin in Their Fight Against Demolition

Yotam Berger Founders of Kfar Adumim declared decades ago that the nearby Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin encampment must be demolished, but now 15 settlers are seeking to join the legal struggle on behalf of their impoverished neighbors In the 1979 document proposing the establishment of Kfar Adumim, some of the founders …

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Dozens of British MPs urge ‘economic pressure’ on Israel over demolitions policy

Published in: Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East, News, Palestine, UK Dozens of British parliamentarians have urged the UK government to apply “economic pressure” on Israel over the latter’s ongoing, illegal policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Early Day Motion, titled ‘Demolition Plans in Khan Al-Ahmar in …

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Israel: Army Demolishing West Bank Schools Could Amount to War Crimes

(New York, April 25, 2018) – Israel has repeatedly denied Palestinians permits to build schools in the West Bank and demolished schools built without permits, making it more difficult or impossible for thousands of children to get an education, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 25, 2018, Israel’s high court will …

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UN Officials visit Khan al Ahmar and call for respect for international law

Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, and the UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank, Mr. Scott Anderson, joined Palestinian officials in a visit to the Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar-Abu al Helu, on the outskirts of East Jerusalem in the occupied Palestinian territory. “We are …

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Holy Land: Last-ditch effort to save school threatened with demolition

ICN has received an urgent appeal for help to save a school on the West Bank supported by the Comboni Sisters, which is being threatened with demolition by the Israeli Authorities. Next Wednesday, April 25, the Israeli High Court will hear the final appeal of the Palestinian Bedouin community of …

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