Although last week, Israeli forces entered the village with three bulldozers to level the ground and prepare it for demolition, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a "short, fixed period of time" postponement.
Israel has come under heavy criticism, with major European countries urging it to avoid the demolition.
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says such a move could constitute a war crime. That sparked criticism from Netanyahu's hard-line coalition partners who are demanding decisive action. "The duration we will give to evacuate it in consent will be decided by the cabinet", said Netanyahu. "It's a short ruling, that's our policy and it will be done. Contrary to the publications, I'm not going to postpone it indefinitely - only for short terms", - said the head of government in a joint statement with the Minister of Finance of the U.S. by Stephen Mucinum.
Tawfiq Jabarin, the attorney representing Khan al-Ahmar, told Israel's Army Radio that residents of the village offered during legal proceedings to move to lands belonging to the village of Anata. It has offered to resettle residents a few miles away in what it says are improved conditions - with connections to water, electricity and sewage treatment they now lack. Critics say the demolition is aimed at displacing Palestinians for settlement expansion. Israeli authorities have been working at the site for weeks, erecting permanent shelters for the displaced residents of Khan al-Ahmar.
Palestinian Authority's Colonization and Settlements Resistance leader said he does not trust the news that the demolition of Al-khan Al-Ahmad Bedouin village was putting off and the ongoing popular sit-in will be continued.
Palestinians, who lost an Israeli Supreme Court appeal against the evacuation, say such documents are impossible to obtain.
Hundreds of protesters, including Assaf, chairman of the Commission Against the Wall and Settlements, were taking part in the weekly protest in the village when the Israeli forces started beating them up and attacked them with pepper gas. Four protesters were reportedly arrested on October 15, according to the Palestinian National Liberation Movement and the Times of Israel.
Article 8 (iv) of the Rome Statute cites as crimes the "extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly". The leases expire next year, and the deadline for renewing them is Thursday. "Tonight's decision reeks of cowardice and makes a laughingstock of Israel's sovereignty and commitment to law and order".
"We do not trust the Jews", he said.