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Israel police violently attack and evict Palestinians near Jerusalem

Israeli forces can be seen violently attacking Palestinians as they evict them from their homes in Khan Al-Ahmar village of Jerusalem

July 5, 2018 at 9:24 am

Israeli police violently attacked and evicted Palestinian residents of Khan Al-Ahmar neighbourhood near East Jerusalem yesterday morning, has reported.

Palestinian and foreign activists have been trying to stop the Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in the area.

Israeli military police wounded 15 people and arrested 35 others who had formed a human chain in front of the bulldozers.

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About 250 Palestinians have been living in this area since they were driven out of their homes in the Negev in 1948. They have no basic services like electricity, water, paved roads, communication and sewage networks.

The eviction came after an Israeli court decided to demolish the area and move its residents to a residential compound in Abu-Dis.

This morning Israeli authorities announced the area of Khan Al-Ahmar a closed military zone and prevented anyone from entering or leaving.