Israeli soldiers today sealed off the entrances to the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, with cement blocks.
The village, on the traditional site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan, has been supported by many Catholic groups among them the Comboni Sisters and Pax Christi, and the Ecumenical Accompaniers.
Walid Assaf, head of the National Committee to Resist the Wall and Settlements, said that several consuls managed to reach the sit-in tent in Khan al-Ahmar, but others were prevented from reaching the village.
Israeli forces also prevented a mobile clinic from the Palestinian Medical Relief Society from entering the area to provide medical care for patients, especially women and children, at Khan al-Ahmar.
The army has now surrounded the village school which was built by the EU, and blocked all the entrances and exits to the school.
On the same day, Israeli forces also confiscated a school in another village on the West Bank. See: www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=780392
See earlier reports:
ICN 9 July 2018 - Israeli army prepares to demolish village at site of Inn of the Good Samaritan www.indcatholicnews.com/news/35214
ICN 6 July 2018 - Petition: Save #TheTyreSchool in Palestine! www.indcatholicnews.com/news/35221