Hundreds of Palestinians performed Friday prayers in Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem, in challenge to Israel’s demolition and displacement threats against its people.
Following the prayers, the worshipers marched towards the main Jerusalem-Jericho road, which passes near the village, to express their rejection of the Israeli move. The protesters waved the flag of Palestine and chanted slogans condemning Israel’s plan to demolish the village.
Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said that the proposed demolition was contrary to international law and urged Israel to stop.
Yesterday, Israeli forces assaulted Palestinian, activists and supporters of the Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village east of Jerusalem in the central occupied West Bank .
Activists from the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee and others have been stationed in the village for weeks, as a form of protest against the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the displacement of its people.
The European Union also condemned Israel’s actions in a statement on Thursday.
An army unit raided the area where the activists were gathering, attacked them and the residents and detained three international activists – a Canadian woman, an American and a British citizen