British Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned Israeli authorities’ planned demolition of Palestinian village Khan Al-Ahmar, reported the Jewish Chronicle.
The issue was raised during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday by Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael, who told the House of Commons that the “forcible removal” of those deemed a protected people by the United Nations would “constitute a war crime”.
In response, the prime minister said:
“I once again call on the Israeli government not to go ahead with the demolition of the village, including its school, and displacing its residents.”
May confirmed that Alistair Burt, the minister for the Middle East, had met with the Israeli ambassador to discuss the issue on October 11.
Theresa May has said, in response to question by @amcarmichaelMP that destruction of Bedouin village Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank would be "a major blow" to prospects for two-state solution, and called on Israel not to go ahead with demolition
— Olivia Alabaster (@OliviaAlabaster) October 17, 2018
May has described Israel’s planned demolition of the community in the occupied West Bank as a “major blow for the prospects of a two-state solution with Jerusalem as a shared capital”.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) October 17, 2018
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda yesterday warned Israel that the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar would constitute a war crime.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)