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Jerusalem demo against the destruction of Khan Al-Ahmar
Demonstration today, Tuesday July 10 at 20:00 - Paris Sqare, Jerusalem
The fight for Khan Al-Ahmar will not be stopped!
Over the past few weeks, we have feared that Khan al-Ahmar`s homes and
elementary school will be destroyed at any time of any day. However, because
of efforts of Palestinians, Israelis and international activists fighting
for Khan al-Ahmar on the ground and in the courts, the Israeli High Court of
Justice ordered that the demolitions be delayed for at least a few days.
Now is the time: Don`t stay at home, come and join the fight. Add your voice
to the loud call to: Immediately and permanently cancel the plan to expel
and dispossess Khan al-Ahmar!
All of us, Palestinians, Israelis and internationals, want to live in peace
and security. The horrific act of destroying the roofs over the heads of
Palestinians living in Khan al-Ahmar, for the sake of expanding illegal
neighboring settlements, will only contribute to furthering the cycle of
violence. The reality on the ground is one in which Israel: dispossesses
land, demolishes home, prevents Palestinians from accessing water and farm
land, denies building permits. These tactics are part of the government`s
toolbox to expand settlements and entrench occupation in Area C, about 60%
of the West Bank. The military rule in the occupied territories almost
completely prevents Palestinians from building and developing in these areas
and also ignores the needs of the Palestinian population. Simultaneously,
Israel encourages settlement expansion and development, through both
expansive urban planning and ignoring building violations.
We will meet in Kikar Paris on Tuesday at 8:00pm to demonstrate together
against the evacuation and demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and for the basic
human right to a home.
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