Jul 8, 2018

Khan Al-Ahmar


It breaks my heart to think that Khan Al-Ahmar Palestinian community will likely be ethnically cleansed in two days. Today we went there and also demonstrated at Al-Eizariya where Israel wants to warehouse the 2000+ residents of Khan Al-Ahmar in a crowded area on land that belongs to other Palestinians. The people are heroic and this may yet turn out to be another Al-Araqib. The latter is a Palestinian community in the Negev that rebuilt repeatedly 130 times. Imagine having your home destroyed once and rebuilding it. Now imagine this happening 130+ times. It was very hard to know what to say to the people there who are hanging around their homes and the school and are getting ready for the showdown. The school and other infrastructure was built beautifully from tires and mud and with solar power, they are an environmentally conscious community. Three days ago skirmishes happened as soldiers tried to blockade the entrance to the community and serve final demolition orders. It is hard to describe our feelings. Words are too limiting. Perhaps I will just post the pictures from today and video from Thursday and ask any decent people to go and camp overnight especially Monday night and Tuesday nights. By Tuesday things will be clearer….

VIDEO https://youtu.be/cq-KcushaaU





















9 comments:

  1. I was there two years ago for a visit. They are brave, wonderful people who tread softly on their environment

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  2. this is so senseless and tragic, and it goes on and on... i admire the steadfastness of the Palestinians.

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  3. We have been following events in Canada with sadness and with prayers for a just and peaceful resolution.

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  4. Shame on occupying power, breacking poeples homes, willages and hearts

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  5. This is not over yet. We brought Eid Jahalin to speak with 28 Congressional offices before they left for recess. Please use this link to urge your members of Congress to go visit Khan al Ahmar now:

    https://actionnetwork.org/letters/emergency-in-khan-al-ahmar

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    1. Just to clarify, Rebuilding Alliance brought him to walk the halls of Congress.

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  6. It breaks my heart too, dear Mazin. Shame on my British Government for pretending to care about the Palestinians but still it's business as usual with the vile occupying power. Shame on all those who only "express concern" or even "condemn". Sanctions should have been imposed on Israel years ago and then perhaps it would learn to moderate its racist brutality.

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  7. I'm ashamed of the US government for its complicity in these land grabs and acts of genocide against the Palestinian people. The Israelis continue to flaunt the international community as a rogue apartheid state, but the US has sadly been an unwavering supporter. Heartbreaking. Michael Bentley

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  8. It is only when the West's support for these Zionist crimes eventually cease, will the Palestinians be rewarded for their long and honourable struggle over the past 8 decades.

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