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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 840, March 17, 2017: The poor Bedouin community hounded by the Israeli state has an advocate Amos Grvitz

Publication date : 2017-03-17

This morning, 19 February 2017, large numbers of Civil Administration personnel and police arrived at the Khan al-Ahmar community, which is located near the settlement of Maale Adumim. They served 39 stop-work orders (a preamble step preceding demolition orders) , which apply to all of the community’s buildings, including its school. The school was built in 2009 and also serves children from other nearby communities. Khan al-Ahmar is situated in an area Israel earmarked for the future expansion of Maale Adumim. In 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 12 dwellings in the community, rendering 60 people homeless, including 35 minors. Adapted from btselem: "Israeli CA serves stop-work orders for all Khan al-Ahmar bldgs., (Feb. 2017)


The poor Bedouin community hounded by the Israeli state has an advocate Amos Grvitz

This morning, 19 February 2017, large numbers of Civil Administration personnel and police arrived at the Khan al-Ahmar community, which is located near the settlement of Maale Adumim. They served 39 stop-work orders (a preamble step preceding demolition orders), which apply to all of the community’s buildings, including its school. The school was built in 2009 and also serves children from other nearby communities.

Khan al-Ahmar is situated in an area Israel earmarked for the future expansion of Maale Adumim. In 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 12 dwellings in the community, rendering 60 people homeless, including 35 minors. Adapted from btselem: "Israeli CA serves stop-work orders for all Khan al-Ahmar bldgs., (Feb. 2017)

Amos Grvitz is one of those great Israeli Jews of Conscience who simply can not live with the largely hidden war on the real indigenous people of Palestine, the Bedouins. He has become one of their ardent defenders. He has made it his mission to tell his fellow Israelis and indeed the world, what is happening to the most vulnerable citizens of Israel, the Bedouin, a people who are seeing their land stolen from under them. He connects with an international audience with his slogan

Don’t say we did not know

On Wednesday April 8 2015, policeman and Israeli soldiers escorted employees of the Israeli Civil Administration to Khan al- Ahmar .They dismantled 11 solar panels most of which had been donated and installed by the Palestinian NGO Future for Palestine This is what you are dealing with in the only democracy into the Middle East ‘’Power means a fridge to keep products and a computer to try to call a lawyer.

This staggers the imagination that the powerful state who always does what it wants to the weak and oppressed will go to these lengths to hound a poor community struggling to cope with the loss of grazing land for flocks This is a shocking denial of the duties of the Occupying Power Hague regulations (1907) and Fourth Geneva Convention.

Adapted from https://theologyinthevineyard.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/amos-gvirtz-defender-of-the-bedouins and Btselem February 2017

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