Khan Al-Ahmar Escapes Evacuation

The Israeli government on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court for a four-month extension for submitting its response to a ruling demanding the implementation of demolition orders against the illegal Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. It is the ninth time the state has requested a postponement.

Meir Deutsch, the director general of Regavim, said, “We were hoping for an appropriate response by a national right-wing government, as promised in the election campaign.”

Last month, Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir demanded that laws be applied equally to Israelis and Palestinians in Judea and Samaria. “I believe in the rule of law but there cannot be one law for Arabs and one law for Jews. The law should also be enforced on Khan al-Ahmar and dozens of illegal Arab outposts,” said Ben-Gvir.

The clock is ticking. It’s time for the government to act swiftly and evacuate this long-standing illegal encampment. What reason can it have for delay?

Israeli gov’t again asks court for delay in demolishing illegal Bedouin village, by Charles Bybelezer/JNS, February 1, 2023



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