Jerusalem, ALRAY -- The Israeli High Court of Justice on Wednesday has finally decided to demolish the Bedouin West Bank village of Khan Al-Ahmar.
The ruling comes despite long petitions and protests by citizens and activists in the area, which is home to some 180 Bedouins living in tents near the Maali Adumim settlement.
Head of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Committee, Walid Assaf reported that according to committee lawyers, the court gave the Israeli army authority to start implementing the eviction and demolition process, adding that there is a decision to prevent citizens from returning and living there again.
Assaf called on the Palestinian people to address the occupation practices and support the victims of such decision, and to stand in the face of all Israeli plans to seize the land and the displace the Palestinians.
“No legal action can be taken in this case, however, all we can do is the mass protest in the village in order to prevent the demolition.”
In the same context, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) warned the Israeli government against any harm to the village of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar or the displacement of its inhabitants, considering it a war crime and a violation of international humanitarian law and all relevant international conventions and laws.
PLO appealed international community, including the European Union and European countries, who had heavily lobbied the Israeli government, to prevent the village’s demolition.