Public Comment

Israel Demolishes More Homes

Jagjit Singh
Sunday September 09, 2018 - 05:47:00 PM

Israel’s high court has long lost its independence has become a tool of the Israeli government. Its latest ruling issued an order to demolish Khan al-Ahmar village impacting 180 Palestinians. 

The Palestinian Authority said the decision to “raze Khan al-Ahmar village consolidates Israel's "colonial project" of building an arc of settlements" that effectively cut off occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank. This illegal decision uncovers the colonial DNA of Israel's institutions that work to confiscate Palestinian lands effectively alienating it from the West Bank and killing any hopes for a future contiguous Palestinian state.” The removal of the Bedouin village bisects the West Bank in two. The villages were despondent with the court ruling.  

According to the United Nations, Israeli authorities have approved a minuscule 1.5 percent of all permit requests by Palestinians between 2010 and 2014.Hagai El-Ad, director of Israeli rights group B'Tselem, denounced the court's ruling as “cowardly, immoral, and outrageous.  

The decision only demonstrates the Israeli High Court is working not in the service of justice but is simply working in the service of the occupation. This is yet another example where we can see that the occupied people cannot find justice in the courts of the occupiers." The forced relocation would violate international law. El-Ad said “displacement and settlement expansion have been the policy of many Israeli governments but the current one is acting with a glaring green light that it sees from Washington".This is an absolute travesty!