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State to ask High Court for further delay in razing of West Bank Bedouin village

The West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, on October 21, 2018. (Majdi Mohammed/AP)
The West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, on October 21, 2018. (Majdi Mohammed/AP)

The government will file a request with the High Court of Justice tomorrow to delay by six months the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the West Bank that Israel says was constructed illegally.

A statement from the Foreign Ministry announcing the move says that the request is “based on interagency staff work that includes a diplomatic opinion of the Foreign Ministry.”

In July, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid sent a request for a further delay to the attorney general and cabinet secretary, saying that the new government needed more time to study the matter after.

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