After years of resisting Israeli demolition orders, a tiny village seen as vital to Palestine’s hopes of statehood faces destruction. But at the local school, it is still very much business as usual
On Monday morning, in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, a few miles outside Jerusalem, the latest deadline for the community’s survival will expire.
The most recent ultimatum was delivered to residents last Sunday by an Israeli government that has long pursued them through the courts. The villagers were told that they have until 1 October to demolish their homes and leave, following the rejection of a last-ditch appeal in Israel’s supreme court.