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The Palestinian village facing demolition

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Aliya Nazki in BBC Urdu “Sairbeen” covered these topics:

After ten years of legal battles, Israel’s Supreme Court has authorised the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar. Supporters of Israel’s settlement of the occupied territories applaud what they say is Israel’s right to build on its own land. But many, including the United Nations and the European Parliament, have been highly critical, saying the move jeopardises any chance of a two-state solution being found in the region.

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenovexpressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank,  where 181 Palestinians currently live, more than half of whom are children.

Waqar Younis believes Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister, is keen to give peace a chance and this approach will help ease bilateral relations between India and Pakistan. Younis was a callow teenager in 1989, when Imran spotted him on telly during a domestic fixture. The then Pakistan captain almost instantly drove to the ground and told the young fast bowler that he would be playing for the national team soon. Younis went on to have 789 international wickets before hanging up his boots.