Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has agreed to relocate the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar hundred of meters from its current location in return for its recognition, a lawyer representing the Palestinian Bedouins has said.
Arab48 reported Tawfiq Jabareen saying that Netanyahu’s office initiated the negotiations and introduced a suggestion that included recognizing the village and giving licenses to all of its buildings and facilities.
Netanyahu accepted alternative plan Khan Al-Ahmar Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has agreed to relocate Khan Al-Ahmar hundred of metres from its currently location in return for its recognition, a lawyer representing the Palestinian Bedouins has said. pic.twitter.com/QID411JsjQ
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“Proposals introduced to Netanyahu’s office received initial approval,” noting that these proposals were based on the alternatives introduced to the Supreme Court in July. The court turned down the proposals and decided that the village must be demolished.
The new proposals include a detailed plan for Al-Khan Al-Ahmar based on the Jordanian law of planning and construction, as well as Israeli recognition of the village after it is relocated.
Israel postponed demolishing Palestinian West Bank village Khan al-Ahmar for several weeks, after international condemnation. Israel wants to move its 200 residents to a site near a waste dump. The ICC says forcible transfer of people in occupied territory is a war crime. pic.twitter.com/HO9kWoQmwy
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During the negotiations, Jabareen said, several proposals were discussed but this one, which had been rejected by the Israeli planning and construction committee, was approved.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)