Israel Takes First Steps towards Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Palestinians protested in and around Khan al-Ahmar on Wednesday, July 4, as Israeli forces began preparations to destroy the Arab-Bedouin village in the Palestinian occupied West Bank, despite international calls not to go ahead with the plan. Residents and activists climbed onto bulldozers and waved Palestinian flags in a bid to stop the demolition.  The Palestinian…

The school at the Palestinian village of Jub a-Dib after its demolition

Israel Demolishes School in Jub al-Dib on Eve of New School Year

On Tuesday evening, August 22, at around 7:00 pm, Israeli Civil Administration officials and security forces arrived at the Palestinian village of Jub al-Dib, southeast of Bethlehem. The forces demolished the community’s recently constructed school building. The demolition, which ended around midnight, took place the night before the start of the Palestinian school year, and left 80 pupils without an educational facility. In previous years, the children of Jub al-Dib…