Palestinians say the demolition is part of an Israeli push to create an arc of settlements that would effectively cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war and which the Palestinians seek for an independent state.
The community includes the only school for the Bedouin community in the area, a mosque and a healthcare center as well as several homes that are all at risk of demolition by Israel without being offered a settlement place.
The European Parliament said Thursday Israel's decision to raze a Bedouin village in the West Bank constituted a grave violation of worldwide law, amid a growing global outcry over the fate of the site.
Israel's military liaison agency with the Palestinians, COGAT, said on Twitter that five "movable structures that were illegally transported & installed" in the area had been taken down.
The resolution also said the razing of Khan al-Ahmar would set a "negative precedent" for other Bedouin communities facing demolition in the West Bank.
About 200 soldiers converged on the encampment near Khan Al Ahmar before dawn, dismantled the shacks and carried them away in lorries, protest leader Abdullah Abu Rahmeh told Associated Press.
According to the statement, France is continuing its efforts to preserve the two-state solution in collaboration with the European Union and its close worldwide partners.
On Wednesday, PLO Executive Committee Chairman Saeb Erekat said he had appealed to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to start proceedings against Israel for its intention to evacuate the illegal Bedouin enclave.
Israeli forces demolished the "Wadi al-Ahmar" village in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, on Thursday, which was built by Palestinian and worldwide activists, in challenge of the Israeli High Court's approval to demolish the village and evacuate its residents.
Khan al-Ahmar at nighttime, September 13, 2018. The residents have rejected all alternatives offered to them. Security forces were deployed to the village and construction workers began paving an access road that would facilitate the demolition and evacuation.
Also Thursday, the European Parliament voted 320-277 to approve a resolution against Israel, calling for the government to provide monetary compensation for financial losses if Khan al-Ahmar is demolished. But critics say it's impossible for Palestinians to get building permits and the demolition is meant to make room for the expansion of an Israeli settlement.
The Israeli military later said that the prefabricated buildings had been demolished because they "had been built by representatives of the Palestinian National Authority as a gesture of protest and a challenge to the Israeli Supreme Court" after it authorized the evictions from Khan al-Ahmar.