Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 35 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Israel to raze Palestine village
September 06, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

KHAN AL AHMAR: Israel’s top court cleared the way on Wednesday for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank whose fate has drawn international concern and Palestinian protests.

The Palestinian government, in a statement, said the razing of Khan Al Ahmar was part of an Israeli plan to create an arc of Jewish settlements that would effectively cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank, areas captured in the 1967 Middle East war.

The Palestinian government said the ruling gave “occupation forces the authority to commit an international crime by forcibly displacing the 180 Palestinian citizens of Khan Al Ahmar.”

The Palestinian government urged the international community to “come out of its ineffective condemnations shell and intervene immediately” with Israel.

The European Union had urged Israel to scrap the evacuation plan, under which Israel plans to relocate the residents to an area about 12 km away, near the Palestinian village of Abu Dis. The mood in the village, where residents attended a protest meeting after the ruling, was despondent.

Reuters

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Don’t raze Palestinian village, Europe warns Israel
United Nations: Eight European countries at the United Nations including five Security Council members on Thursday called on Israel to reverse its decision to demolish a ..
More Palestinians die as Israeli forces open fire
GAZA CITY: Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians in clashes along the Gaza border on Tuesday evening, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. ..
2 Palestinians shot dead by Israelis
GAZA CITY: Two Palestinians, including a 14-year-old, were shot dead by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run ..
Israel steps up land grabbing
KHAN AL AHMAR: Israeli forces on Thursday dismantled five corrugated metal shacks that had been set up by Palestinian activists protesting the anticipated razing of a nea..
League flays PLO office closure in US
CAIRO: The Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmad Aboul Gheit condemned on Tuesday the US administration’s decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright