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UN: Israel’s demolition of Khan al-Ahmar violation of international law

September 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Israeli occupation forces storm Khan Al-Ahmar and detain four people [İssam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned on Sunday that Israel’s demolition of Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar a violation of international law.

“I am concerned at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu,” Mladenov said in a statement a copy of which was sent to MEMO.

Mladenov pointed out that this Palestinian Bedouin community “consists of 181 people, over half of which are children.”

He also said: “I call on the authorities not to proceed with the demolition and to cease efforts to relocate Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank.”

The UN official stated: “Such actions are contrary to international law and could undermine the chances for the establishment of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.”