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MPs' last chance to save Palestinian village school

MPs' last chance to save Palestinian village school

On April 25, the Israeli High Court will hear the final appeal of the Palestinian Bedouin community of Al Khan al Ahmar. If they are rejected, their school will be demolished, followed by the rest of the village. Pressure by the British government on Israel has often been known to help prevent – or at least defer – forced displacement of Palestinians. The Jahalin are asking British citizens to help by urging their MPs to demand immediate action by the UK Government.

Originally from Tel Arad in southern Israel, the residents of Al Khan al Ahmar were forcibly displaced in 1951. They ...

On April 25, the Israeli High Court will hear the final appeal of the Palestinian Bedouin community of Al Khan al Ahmar. If they are rejected, their school will be demolished, followed by the rest of the village. Pressure by the British government on Israel has often been known to help prevent – or at least defer – forced displacement of Palestinians. The Jahalin are asking British citizens to help by urging their MPs to demand immediate action by the UK Government.

Originally from Tel Arad in southern Israel, the residents of Al Khan al Ahmar were forcibly displaced in 1951. They resettled in the desert east of Jerusalem. In the 1990s, Israel began planning the community's second displacement, and designated their land for the expansion of the nearby settlement of Kfar Adumim.

Some 300,000 Palestinians reside in the 60% of the West Bank under full Israeli control. In recent years an alarming number has come under threat of forced displacement.

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Ask your MP to save Palestinian village school

Email your Member of Parliament requesting they join Early Day Motion (EDM) 1169 against the demolition of the Al Khan al Ahmar school.

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