UN warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank bedouin

September 23, 2014 5:28 AM

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UN warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank bedouin

JERUSALEM: The UN’s Palestinian refugee agency on Sunday urged the international community to oppose Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Palestinian bedouins from the central West Bank.

“If such a plan were implemented this would ... give rise to concerns that it amounts to a ‘forcible transfer’ in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention,” banning involuntary population relocation in occupied territory, UNRWA Commi­ssioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl said.“It mightalso make way...

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