The Electronic Intifada, 26 September 2017

Children on the first day of school in the occupied West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, 23 August 2017. Israel plans to demolish the entire Bedouin community, including the school.

Shadi Hatem APA images

Israel wants to force Khan al-Ahmar’s residents to move to an area called “al-Jabal West,” located near the landfill of the Palestinian village of Abu Dis. This is an area to which Israel previously forcibly relocated Jahalin families in the 1990s to make way for Maaleh Adumim.

If the planned expulsion proceeds, this would be the second time the community of Khan al-Ahmar is forcibly displaced. The families were initially expelled from the Naqab region by the Israeli military in the 1950s [....]

[...] In addition to demolition, Israel tries to force Palestinians out of their homes by making living conditions unbearable.