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Khan al-Ahmar continues to resist unjust displacement

Oct. 4, 2018 12:09 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 2:17 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is in danger of being demolished and have its residents displaced by Israeli forces at any moment since the evacuation period ended.

Israel's High Court had approved the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and granted a deadline for the residents to evacuate the village until October 1st.

Following the end of the evacuation period, Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adummim stormed the village and flooded the area with wastewater before international and local activists along with residents confronted them.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel, on Wednesday, amid calls to halt Israel's planned demolition of the village and is expected to discuss the current situation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Meanwhile, children from Khan al-Ahmar demonstrated on the occasion of Merkel's visit, during which they carried photos of the German Chancellor, requesting her to help prevent the demolition of the village.

The village is inhabited by about 181 Palestinians, 53% of whom are children and 95% of whom are refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), who are threatened with displacement from their village, as part of an Israeli plan to expand the nearby illegal Kfar Adummim settlement.

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