Friday, July 6, 2018

Khan al-Ahmar resists terrorist bulldozers and brutality

Khan al-Ahmar resists Israeli bulldozers and brutality

Palestinians protest against Israeli forces in the village of Khan al-Ahmar, 6 July. Israeli forces arrived in the village days earlier apparently to prepare for its demolition.
 Shadi HatemAPA images
Israel’s high court temporarily halted the demolition of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar on 5 July, in the face of fierce protests from residents and solidarity activists, and mounting international criticism.
Earlier this week, Israel began what may be the final and complete destruction of the occupied West Bank village – an act that would be a war crime.
Israeli military forces arrived in the village on Sunday to begin preparations for demolition.
Some of Khan al-Ahmar’s nearly 200 residents tried to resist Israeli encroachment on their land, but Israeli forces beat and arrested them.
Dozens of villagers were injured, and four were hospitalized, Palestinian medical sources told media on Wednesday.
This video shows Israeli forces reacting with extreme violence against Palestinian women and men attempting to defend their homes from the bulldozers, as terrified children look on. One man can be seen with blood on his head: