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Israel To Commit War Crime Against West Bank Villagers

Israel To Commit War Crime Against West Bank Villagers

“No sanctimonious language… can erase the disgrace or hide the facts: the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar means the forcible transfer of protected persons,
and forcible transfer is a war crime.”

[If Americans Knew notes: Twelve Palestinian communities in an area near Jerusalem are at risk of expulsion. These villages have been living for years without basic health, education, and welfare services, and without proper electricity or sewage systems. They are under constant surveillance for “illegal” construction—structures built without a permit from the Israeli government (permits are impossible to obtain in this region). These structures, many built of necessity to house growing families, are then quickly demolished by Israel’s Civil Administration.

Israel makes life almost unbearable for these Palestinians. Demolishing homes is just the beginning: grazing and farming land is confiscated, making it harder and harder for the residents to feed themselves and make a living; roads are nearly impassable; settlers and Israeli authorities harass them daily.

This is taking place not in Israel, but in the West Bank, on Palestinian land under full control of Israel.

One community that is at risk of imminent expulsion is Khan al-Ahmar. The Bedouin tribe has already been expelled twice since the 1950s.]

IMEMC News | September 26, 2017

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan al-Ahmar.

B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai el-Ad said, according to Days of Palestine: “Following the state’s response submitted earlier today to the [Israeli] High Court of Justice, that the state was asking the court to authorize a war crime.”

He explained: “No sanctimonious language about a ‘planning, proprietary and realistic’ alternate, or ‘time to prepare’ can erase the disgrace or hide the facts: the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar means the forcible transfer of protected persons, and forcible transfer is a war crime.”

El-Ad added: “Those responsible for it will bear personal criminal liability – exactly as B’Tselem stated two weeks ago, in a letter addressed to the prime minister, defence minister, justice minister, chief of staff and the head of the Civil Administration.”

According to updated data, Khan al-Ahmar community, which lives on land Israel has earmarked for settlement expansion in the area, is home to 32 families numbering 173 persons, including 92 minors.

It has a mosque and a school, which was established in 2009 and serves more than 150 children between the ages of six and fifteen – some of them from neighbouring communities.

Khan al-Ahmar is located around the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.

The Israeli occupation considers it strategic for building and expanding illegal settlements and establishing a territorial link between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem.


More background on Khan al-Ahmar and the other communities can be found here.

September 27, 2017 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. The villagers are to be forcibly removed to make way for a settlement that is to be strictly reserved for Jews only. It’s the Zionist project in a nutshell.

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    Comment by traducteur | September 27, 2017 | Reply

    • Israel is a Rogue State, openly committing War Crimes, right in front of the World’s Policeman, who has been “Neutered” by Israel.
      Has the USA NO pride in itself any more? Does the USA enjoy being pushed around and humiliated by a “Shitty little country in the Middle East”?
      What has “the most powerful man in the World” got to say about this? Where is “Captain America”….”Superman”(who is the latest Super Hero that Americans flock to see), to bring “Truth and Justice” to the World?
      When it comes to Israel, America is like a fly that has been sucked dry by a spider.

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      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 27, 2017 | Reply

      • Eewww. True, but still, eewww.

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        Comment by tsisageya | September 29, 2017 | Reply

  2. Have you ever read the book THE ZIONIST CONNECTION WHAT PRICE PEACE. If not you might be interested. Dave

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    Comment by slimedog@xplornet.com | September 27, 2017 | Reply


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