AL-KHAN AL-AHMAR, Monday, January 23, 2023 (WAFA) – Palestinians rallied today at al-Khan al-Ahmar community, east of Jerusalem, following calls by extremist Israeli officials to evict its Palestinian resident and demolish their homes.
Participants in the rally, who included senior Palestinian officials and activists, stressed the seriousness of the Israeli calls to evict and demolish Khan al-Ahmar in order to replace it with an Israeli settlement plan known as E1.
They said that the Israeli schemes will not deter them from continuing in their struggle until they defeat them.
About 200 people live in Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin community from the Jahalin tribe, more than half of them are children.
The Israeli occupation authorities issued orders in March 2010 to evict the Khan al-Ahmar. However, after appealing the order in court, the eviction orders were postponed until May 2018 when Israel renewed its efforts to demolish the community and Israeli courts upheld that decision on 5 September 2018.
However, local and international struggle against the decision has forced Israel not to carry it out until fascist ministers in the new far-right Israeli government have called for removing the residents of Khan al-Ahmar and demolishing their homes.