PA says to continue sit-in at Bedouin village at risk of demolition

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-21 17:44:42|Editor: Yurou
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RAMALLAH, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Authority's Colonization and Settlements Resistance leader said he does not trust the news that the demolition of Al-khan Al-Ahmad Bedouin village was putting off and the ongoing popular sit-in will be continued.

Walid Assaf said Sunday that preparations for winter in solidarity tents will start on Sunday morning, adding that "aggressions against Palestinians and activists are escalating on daily basis."

He said that "solidarity moves with Al-Khan Al-Ahmad community will continue and spread in new locations."

Israeli Haaretz daily reported Saturday night that Israeli Prime Minister office has decided to delay the evacuation of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar village.

Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin community is located to the east of Jerusalem and resided by 200 Palestinian Bedouins, 95 percent of whom are refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Dozens of tin-ceiling homes and basic structures are slated for demolition in the area, which suffers a lack of basic services and infrastructure, such as an electricity network, a sewage system and proper roads.

The community includes an only school for the Bedouin communities in the area, a mosque and a healthcare unit as well as several homes that are all at risk of demolition by Israel, but residents say they are offered no alternative to go.

The community in Al-Khan Al-Ahmar is one of the 46 Bedouin communities in the central West Bank that the UN considers at risk of forcible transfer, which is defined as a war crime under international law.