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Israeli court uphold order to demolish Dutch-funded well in West Bank

February 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

The Israeli courts have upheld a decision by the military authorities to demolish an agricultural well near the town of Khadr in the southern West Bank; the well’s owner has been ordered to demolish it himself within the next fourteen days. The well was built with donations from Holland by the Agricultural Relief Association as part of a project to support farmers in the region. It lies along the path of the illegal Apartheid Wall.

According to statements by Ahmed Salah, a coordinator for the national campaign against settlements and the Wall in Khadr, Israeli courts rejected a petition brought by Mahmoud Sabih requesting annulment of the demolition order. The well is crucial for the irrigation of crops which constitute the farmer’s sole source of income.