UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned on Sunday that Israelâ€™s demolition of Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar a violation of international law.
â€śI am concerned at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu,â€ť Mladenov said in a statement a copy of which was sent to MEMO.
Mladenov pointed out that this Palestinian Bedouin community â€śconsists of 181 people, over half of which are children.â€ť
He also said: â€śI call on the authorities not to proceed with the demolition and to cease efforts to relocate Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank.â€ť
The UN official stated: â€śSuch actions are contrary to international law and could undermine the chances for the establishment of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.â€ť