Israeli government has taken a harsh step by calling for Palestinian living in a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, to demolish their homes and vacate the entire area within the span of next eight days.
The warning was issued on Sunday a week after Israel’s Supreme Court denied appeals against demolition of the houses. The Israeli defense ministry unit that oversees civilian affairs in the West bank issued a statement: “Pursuant to a Supreme Court ruling, residents of Khan al-Ahmar received a notice today requiring them to demolish all the structures on the site by October 1st, 2018.
“If you refuse, the authorities will enforce demolition orders as per a court decision and the law.”
The scheme of demolition given by the Supreme Court will leave 180 people without home, who then would have to forcefully find out a way to fight for survival. Besides, earlier this month, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain raised an argument yet again over Israel to not demolish the village. The countries also warned of the consequences for residents as well as the prospects of the two-state solution”.
As reported by Al Jazeera, in its exclusive reporting with village spokesman Eid Abu Khamis, who said ‘we will have to be expelled by force, adding that a residents’ meeting would be held later on the issue,’ clearly showcased the tough times that the small village of Bedouin village is going through.
The spokesperson also said “If we wanted to take these incentives we would have taken them 30 years ago, the incentives kept coming but all of us refused. We are staying on our land we will not leave only by force.”
Then Israeli forces that entered the village also tried entering the school, but activists prevented them. However, the forces marched inside the village to find out how many activists were still present inside village.
khan al-Ahmar is situated a few kilometers from Jerusalem between two major illegal Israeli settlements, Maale Adumim and Kfar Adumim, which the Israeli government wants to expand.
Therefore, in its ode to expand the boundary stands the village of Bedouin, which it is planning to demolish. Also, the removal of village implies that the Israeli government would be able to cut the West bank in two. Despite, the protests the court looks stalled on its decision to demolish the village. It has stated, the village was built without Israeli permission, which Palestinians have failed to obtain following the expansion of illegal Jewish-only Israeli settlements.