Israel postpones controversial demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Despite the Israeli High Court’s approval for the demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had postponed the demolition, on Sunday.

According to Hebrew-language news outlets, Netanyahu decided to postpone the demolition of the Khan al-Ahmar village, despite the Israeli High Court’s approval and controversy among Israeli government ministers.

The demolition, which would displace 181 people, half of whom are children, was postponed for “a short time” until the Israeli Cabinet would set a timetable for the village’s evacuation, according to Netanyahu.

Netanyahu said in a statement that “The amount of time to achieve this consent will be determined by the Cabinet. I will convene it today. It will make a decision. The timetable will be short. I believe the evacuation will also be consensual.”

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