Israeli Civil Administration in the occupied West Bank announced, on Monday, that it has decided to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar.
The village is located in Area C, according to the Oslo Peace Accords signed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 1993. This area is under Israel security and administrative control.
Israel newspaper Haaretz reported, according to Days of Palestine, that the Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank had issued 42 demolition orders.
According to local Palestinian villagers who have been living in this village since before the Israeli occupation of 1948, the demolition of 42 homes means that more than two thirds of the village would disappear/
Earlier, the villagers appealed against Israeli demolition orders, but the Israeli courts failed to prevent occupation authorities from carrying out the demolitions.
Hundreds of the Palestinians live in the village without the basic infrastructure. They rejected an Israeli proposal to move to another place, stressing this is their own land and no one will oblige them to leave it.
The Israeli occupation is planning to confiscate the land of this village in order to build facilities serving nearby illegal settlements.
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