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Khan Al Ahmar is facing demolition. You can help!
Khan Al Ahmar is facing demolition. You can help!
Email from Dani
info@jahalin.org


During these challenging times, things look even grimmer for Palestine.
Israels far-right government and settler leadership have been working
restlessly and relentlessly on their colonial project, at the expense of
Palestinians.

Tenders have been published for E-1, Givat Hamatos and Atarot housing units;
there was a demolition of the entire village of Khirbet Hamsa in the Jordan
Valley on US election day, leaving 73 Palestinians homeless; a court has
ordered the eviction of 400 Palestinians from an entire neighbourhood in
East Jerusalems Sheikh Jarrah; 26 Palestinian families (800 people) in
Silwans Batan al Hawa are newly threatened with eviction. These are only
some recent developments intended to spell the end of the two state solution
and a contiguous, viable Palestine. As Israel continues to ignore
international law, its impunity appears to be as unchallenged as ever.

This week, the Israeli High Court heard a petition filed by far-right NGO
Regavim, calling for immediate demolition of Al Khan al Ahmar village and
its iconic car tyres school. The court ruled to give the State a four-
month period of delay for the demolition, but since it did not issue an
injunction against the demolition orders, the bulldozers may move in at any
moment.

Due to this emergency, international support has been requested by the
Bedouin; their lawyer, Adv. Tawfiq Jabareen, called for the international
community to work to save the village and the two state solution. Jahalin
Solidarity has been working on the issue widely, including with its network
of powerholders and lobbyists in various capitals.

What can you do? A lot. Firstly, please sign our online petition, at
www.icc.jahalin.org. So far 24,200 activists have joined Jahalin Solidarity
in calling on the ICC judges (who still havent ruled on jurisdiction, so
the petition is still active) to uphold Palestinian rights and prevent the
war crime of forcible displacement of Al Khan al Ahmar and other communities
in Area C.

Secondly, our ability to be effective and report to you and to diplomats,
journalists and activists - as things take place - depends on your support.
Any donation will directly affect our effectiveness, so if you want to help,
click here to donate at our 501(3)(c) fiscal sponsors, A J Muste Memorial
Institute in New York. Or go to our website, www.jahalin.org where the
DONATE button will link to that same page. Or contact us directly. Thank
you!

Please speak with your representatives MPs, members of Congress, MEPs or
other parliamentarians and ask them what they can do to prevent the two
state solution from being deliberately buried, while Israel morphs into
full-scale apartheid, defying accountability, international law and the
human rights of Palestinians. Or indeed, whether they will still stand up
for Al Khan al Ahmar as in 2018, when international pressure was so
effective at holding Israeli forcible displacement at bay.

Feel free to screen and share award-winning HIGH HOPES (at
https://www.jahalin.org/high-hopes)
trailer: https://www.jahalin.org/twilight-of-a-school)
witness the cruel nature of forcible displacement a war crime.

Learn more about this crucial issue at our website www.jahalin.org or by
reading the ICC Observations already submitted on behalf of Al Khan al Ahmar
villagers as victims. https://www.icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/CR2020_00973.PDF

Finally, Jahalin Solidarity can always use practical manpower help, even at
a distance, so if you can spare an hour or two a week, drop us a line at
info@jahalin.org. Theres plenty to be done!

Thank you for being there.

Angela, Fakhri and Dani of Jahalin Solidarity.
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