Dozens of Israeli Occupying Force tanks arrived Wednesday morning at the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem. Sources said that the IOF destroyed the kindergarten and Women’s Center in the Bedouin village of the Mount of the Pope.
Demolitions in Bedouin Villages around the E1 area have been a widely condemned act. UN Rights Expert Michael Lynk calls it an act that could amount to War Crimes.
The proposed demolition and annexation of the E1 area would likely split the West Bank into two separate areas, an act that some say could effectively end the hope for a two state solution.
Protestors and Activists have hotly debated the demolition in another Bedouin area, Khan al-Ahmar. However, B’Tselem outlines that that the entire area between Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem is in danger of expulsion, including the Mount of Olives Bedouin Village.
Israeli Occupying Forces Storm Bedouin Village in Mount of Olives, demolish Kindergarden and Women’s Center