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The Israeli Supreme Court postpones the eviction of Khan al-Ahmar for an additional six months

Today, Wednesday, the Israeli Supreme Court agreed to postpone the deportation and eviction of the residents of the village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, for an additional six months.

Minister Walid Assaf, head of the Wall and Settlement Affairs Authority, said that the court’s decision comes in light of the continued pressure of the international community and the International Criminal Court’s assertion that deportation is a “war crime,” adding that the Palestinians are ready to address any demolitions or deportations that the Israeli occupation authorities may carry out. In the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar.

Minister Assaf indicated that the occupation government has had a plan since 1967 to relocate the Bedouin communities, not only Khan al-Ahmar, but also the residents of the Jordan Valley and the eastern slopes and Area C, in which it is forbidden to license buildings, make an outline plan for them, or even recognize them, in addition to preventing Connecting these communities to water and electricity networks, and building schools in them.

Assaf added, "The occupation authorities tried to force the residents of Khan al-Ahmar to leave, but they failed because of their legendary steadfastness, and also because of the issuance of a decision by the International Criminal, which warned the Israeli government against displacing or demolishing the village and its surrounding communities in the area called (E1). It considered this a "war crime", in addition to the diplomatic effort and the great international position in support of the Palestinians' survival in their lands, as well as the decisive position of the people themselves refusing to deal with any solutions, without staying, and recognizing the village.

The village of Khan al-Ahmar is surrounded by a number of settlements, and is located within the lands targeted by the Israeli occupation to implement its settlement project called (E1), which, if implemented, would divide the West Bank into two parts.