EU Parliamentary delegation rejects destruction of Khan Al-AhmarSeptember 21, 2018
Following a visit of the European Union Parliamentary delegation for relations with Palestine to the Occupied Palestinian Territories on September 17 to 20, MEPs expressed their rejection of the destruction of Khan Al-Ahmar village and other communities facing eviction in Palestine.
During the mission, MEPs visited the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, one of 46 Bedouin communities living under the threat of eviction in an area that Israel has earmarked for the expansion of illegal settlements.
We strongly oppose the destruction of the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar and other communities facing eviction in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. These demolition orders and similar ones by the Israeli authorities have a sole objective: to enlarge the settlements and divide the West Bank. It is part of the expansion policy of Israeli settlements, which are illegal, as stated in UN Security Council Resolution 2334, delegation MEPs said.
The European Parliament adopted a resolution on September 13 opposing an Israeli Supreme Court decision clearing the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar, and called on the EU to act immediately and ensure that the residents of the village keep their homes and school.
The forcible transfer of people under occupation is a grave breach of the international humanitarian law which can amount to a war crime, added the delegation.
The delegation expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people and their decades-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality.
Source: International Islamic News Agency