Despite the fact that Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged 8 months ago to remove the  Palestinian West Bank outpost Khan al-Ahmar “within a matter of weeks,” the state now wants to postpone the court ruling to remove the Bedouin hamlet until after the next elections and a new government is formed.

The state’s request for an extension was made in response to the sixth petition that has been filed  by the right-wing  Regavim NGO to the High Court of Justice. 

The legal proceedings surrounding the removal of Khan al-Ahmar have been underway for a decade. The state undertook to remove the outpost in June 2018, and that decision was upheld by a court ruling.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Naomi Kahn, the director of  Regavim's International Department.