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Portugal condemns Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians from Khan Al-Ahmar

July 20, 2018 at 11:14 am

Palestinians stage a demonstration in support of Palestinian bedouins who live in Khan Al-Ahmar after Israeli authorities decided to destroy their homes [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

The Portuguese Parliament voted in favor of a bill that condemns the Israeli decision to expel Palestinian Bedouins living in village of Khan Al-Ahmar in occupied East Jerusalem.

The bill was introduced by the Portuguese Communist Party. The Left Bloc and People, Animals, Nature (PAN) Party voted in favour of the bill while the Christian People’s Party, the Social Democratic Party and four members of the Socialist Party voted against it. Six lawmakers abstained.

The bill calls on the Portuguese government to “respect the Portuguese constitution and condemn the State of Israel decision which is an affront to international law”.

The resolution expresses the Portuguese Parliament’s solidarity with the Palestinian people and their right to have an independent state within 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Read: Israel planned Khan Al-Ahmar demolition 40 years ago

Israel’s demolition of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israel’s demolition of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]