Israeli forces tear down protest camp near Khan Al-Ahmar

RAMALLAH, Israeli occupation army demolished Thursday several shacks that were set up by Palestinian protesters close to Khan Al-Ahmar village, east of Al-Quds.

A member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, Abdul-Elah Atira said the Israeli bulldozers accompanied by occupation army demolished the five houses set up by the resisting activists at dawn last Tuesday.

Atira told KUNA that the battle with the Israeli occupation continues, stressing that areas classified as “Area C” according to Oslo peace agreement – between the Palestinian and Israeli sides – are Palestinian lands and “we will continue to build” on them.

Palestinian activists had erected five huts near the village, challenging the occupation forces and expressing their right to build their own houses.

“Any attempt to target Khan Al-Ahmar is a war crime and we will confront the occupation,” said secretary of the Fatah movement in Jerusalem Shadi Al-Matwar.

He added that Palestinians will sue the occupation government and every Israeli soldier who participates in the aggression against Khan Al-Ahmar, before the International Criminal Court.

Wednesday marked the last day of evacuation of Palestinians from Khan Al-Ahmar village, after the Israeli High Court’s ruling to demolish the village.

Meanwhile, The Palestinian government called on all Palestinian people to confront any attempt to demolish the village, adding that the destruction is part of an Israeli bid to create an arc of settlements that would effectively cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank.

Source: Kuwait News Agency