Palestinians set up outpost near hamlet Israel seeks to raze

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Palestinian activists have set up five shipping containers near a Bedouin hamlet to protest the expected razing of the West Bank encampment by Israel.

The Khan al-Ahmar encampment has focussed attention on what critics say is the continued displacement of Palestinians by Israel.

European countries urged Israel this week to refrain from demolition.

Israel said Khan al-Ahmar was illegally built and has offered to resettle residents 12 kilometres away.

Critics said its removal is meant to make room for an Israeli settlement.

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal last week, paving the way for demolition.

Palestinians girls at the newly made shed in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. – AP