Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village

The Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar in the West Bank The Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar in the West Bank
Deanna Wagner | 23 October, 2018, 12:44

A Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank scheduled for demolition by Israel has received a temporary reprieve after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put a hold on plans to evacuate and raze it.

"I have no intention of postponing this indefinitely, despite reports to the contrary, but for a short time", he said.

"We do not trust the Jews", he said.

He said his security Cabinet would set what he called a "short" timetable at a meeting on Sunday.

The decision to demolish Khan al-Ahmar has been postponed until further notice, according to a government statement.

The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn global concern, with European countries calling on Israel not to move ahead with plans to demolish it.

"The Israeli occupation army is brutally assaulting nonviolent protesters, medics and journalists", Dr. Barghouthi said, "The army installed roadblocks, surrounded the entire area, and tried to prevent us from reaching al-Khan al-Ahmar, but the protesters, locals, Israeli and internationals managed to reach through the surrounding hills and mountains".

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Since the decision, in early September, the israeli supreme Court to give its green light to the demolition of the village, initiatives are informal, however, emerged to find a compromise, reported to the AFP, one of the lawyers of the bedouin community. "Tonight's decision reeks of cowardice and makes a laughingstock of Israel's sovereignty and commitment to law and order". Israel occupied the West Bank in a 1967 war.

Palestinian Authority's Colonization and Settlements Resistance leader said he does not trust the news that the demolition of Al-khan Al-Ahmad Bedouin village was putting off and the ongoing popular sit-in will be continued. "This is an illegal construction whose destruction was approved by the Israeli Court".

Residents and activists had been protesting against the planned demolition of the village for more than 100 days.

Last week, five people were injured and four activists were arrested by Israeli forces after confrontations broke out in the village.

But Palestinians say building permits are impossible to obtain, in contrast to the rapid expansion of Jewish-only Israeli settlements, which are illegal under worldwide law.

The fate of the village has captured worldwide attention for its years-long legal battle with Israeli authorities over its survival. Israeli authorities have been working at the site for weeks, erecting permanent shelters for the displaced residents of Khan al-Ahmar.