European states urge Israel not to demolish Bedouin village

  • World
  • Monday, 10 Sep 2018

A Palestinian woman herds animals in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the occupied West Bank September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Britain called on Israel on Monday not to raze the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank after Israel's top court last week cleared the way for its demolition.

The Palestinians say the tearing down of Khan al-Ahmar is part of an Israeli plan to create an arc of Jewish settlements that would effectively cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank - areas Israel captured in a 1967 war and which Palestinians seek for a independent state.

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