Archiv: Khan al-Ahmar

01.01.2019 - 11:42 [ The Jerusalem Post ]

Bedouins of Khan al-Ahmar wonder when their homes will be demolished

(22.12.2018) In response to the ruling, which followed a protracted legal battle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised, on more than one occasion, that the village in the Judean desert on the road which descends from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, will be razed“very soon.”

“I will not tell you when, but we are preparing for it,” he promised.

20.10.2018 - 22:39 [ Middle East Monitor ]

ICC warns Israel: Destroying Khan Al-Ahmar could be ‘war crime’

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda yesterday warned Israel against demolishing the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar and displacing its residents saying the action could constitute a “war crime”.

“Extensive destruction of property without military necessity and population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the Rome Statute,” Bensouda said in a statement.

04.10.2018 - 05:38 [ Haaretz ]

Bulldozers Idling in Israel, but Only Until Merkel Leaves

In view of the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which began Wednesday, the government decided to put off the demolition and evacuation of the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar for a few days, so as not to embarrass her.

02.10.2018 - 16:10 [ Reuters ]

Bedouin families appeal to Merkel to help to block Israeli expulsion

Holding posters of Angela Merkel ahead of a scheduled visit to Israel by the German chancellor, Bedouin children appealed to her on Tuesday to help block Israeli plans to raze their hamlet in the occupied West Bank.

02.10.2018 - 04:08 [ Amnesty International ]

Demolition of Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar is cruel blow and war crime

“This act is not only heartless and discriminatory; it is illegal. The forcible transfer of the Khan al-Ahmar community amounts to a war crime. Israel must end its policy of destroying Palestinians’ homes and livelihoods to make way for settlements.”

24.09.2018 - 00:46 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Gives Residents of West Bank Bedouin Village Week to Evacuate

Khan al-Ahmar, which is located near Route 1, is home to several dozen families from the Jahalin tribe. The tribe originated in the Negev and was expelled to the West Bank in the 1950s. Aerial photographs and testimony by villagers show that the residents wandered within the Jerusalem-Jericho region before gradually establishing permanent residence in Khan al-Ahmar, apparently in or around the 1970s.

25.05.2018 - 12:13 [ Times of Israel ]

Supreme Court approves razing West Bank Bedouin village

The court ruled that the village was built without the relevant building permits.

Critics say such permits are nearly impossible to obtain for Palestinians in Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank.