Bedouin village at centre of Israel-Palestine struggle

Mr Ahmad Jahalin worries about the fate of his birthplace, Khan al-Ahmar, in the barren mountains of the Judean desert.
Mr Ahmad Jahalin worries about the fate of his birthplace, Khan al-Ahmar, in the barren mountains of the Judean desert.ST PHOTO: GIL YARON

Israelis' move to evict Palestinian villagers from strategic site criticised by EU, activists

The fate of several tin sheds in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank could decide the future of the two-state solution between Israelis and the Palestinians.

Mr Ahmad Jahalin, too anxious to tend to his flock of goats, worries if his birthplace in the barren mountains of the Judean desert will be razed to the ground. It is a potential crime for strangers, even diplomats, just to be in the village of Khan al-Ahmar, which has been declared a closed military zone.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2018, with the headline 'Bedouin village at centre of Israel-Palestine struggle'. Print Edition | Subscribe