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Israel installs caravans for Khan Al-Ahmar residents

Israeli forces raise security as Palestinians keep watch in Khan al-Ahmar village following Israel's residential unit plans in eastern Jerusalem on 5 July, 2018 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces can be seen in the Khan Al-Ahmar village following Israel's residential unit plans in eastern Jerusalem on 5 July, 2018 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday began installing mobile homes near the gate of East Jerusalem, near Al-Ayzeria neighbourhood, likely to relocate residents of Khan al-Ahmar, Quds Net News reported.

Head of Al-Eizariya’s Municipality Issam Firoun said that Israeli military forces stormed the eastern part of the neighbourhood and started to install caravans.

“The Israeli occupation army announced the area a closed military zone and prevented access to it,” he said.

He noted that the mobile houses are being installed on a private land owned by Palestinians from Al-Eizariya and Abu-Dis.

“It seems that the occupation is planning to relocate the residents of Khan Al-Ahmar to the new site according to a plan announced a couple of years ago,” Firoun said, stressing that this plan, which included the “enforced displacement of Khan Al-Ahmar’s residents”, is completely rejected.

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