UPDATE: Israeli forces left without electricity part of Susya Palestinian village

dicembre 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm
Israeli forces seize Palestinian solar panel system, in the background Mitzpe Yair Israeli illegal outpost

Israeli forces seize Palestinian solar panels system, in the background Mitzpe Yair Israeli illegal outpost

Israeli soldiers "protects" the destruction of electrical system inside a Palestinian tent

Israeli soldier “protects” the destruction of electrical system inside a Palestinian tent

(Italian follows)

In the morning of December 6 Israeli Army and Civil Administration (DCO) officers burst into Susya Palestinian village in order to dismantle a solar panel system.

Israeli soldiers cut electrical cables, seizing solar panel’s fixing structures and some electrical control boxes, leaving the east side of the village without electricity.

For one hour Israeli forces moved inside Susya, taking pictures and looking for alleged new installations.

Waiting for Israeli government decision about the entire demolition of Susya Palestinian village, day after day the Israeli Civil Administration (pushed by settlers’ movement) continue to deny fundamental human rights to Susya’s community.

Israeli soldiers escort DCO officer in Susya Palestinian village

Israeli soldiers escort DCO officer in Susya Palestinian village

Electrical cables cut by Israeli forces

Electrical cables cut by Israeli forces

UPDATE: Le forze israeliane lasciano senza elettricità una parte del villaggio palestinese di Susya

Nella mattina del 6 Dicembre, forze armate e ufficiali dell’Amministrazione Civile israeliana hanno fatto irruzione nel villaggio palestinese di Susya allo scopo di smantellare dei pannelli solari.

I militari israeliani hanno reso inutilizzabile l’impianto elettrico, tagliandone i cavi e sequestrando la struttura di fissaggio dei pannelli e delle centraline di controllo, lasciando così senza elettricità la parte est del villaggio.

Per un’ora i soldati israeliani si sono mossi tra le abitazioni palestinesi, cercando e fotografando le presunte nuove installazioni.

In attesa che il governo israeliano si pronunci sulla demolizione dell’intero villaggio di Susya, giorno dopo giorno l’Amministrazione Civile israeliana, sotto la pressione dei gruppi che rappresentano i coloni, continua a negare i diritti umani fondamentali agli abitanti di questo villaggio.

Israeli masked worker confiscates electrical control box

Israeli masked worker confiscates electrical control box

VIDEO UPDATE: Demolitions in the Palestinian villages of Wadi Jheish and Deirat

giugno 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

UPDATE: Demonstration in solidarity with arrested activists and Al Mufaqarah village

gennaio 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm

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On January 23, Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals gathered in At-Tuwani village and walked to Al Mufaqarah Palestinian village to remark their commitment in the joint struggle against Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian Territories.

They joined together to express their solidarity to three activists, Israelis and Palestinian, that are still in Israeli jail without any clear charge and exposed to degrading treatment. Demonstrators also express their support to the inhabitants of Al Mufaqarah village, targeted in the last week by demolitions, confiscations of building materials and night raid by Israeli Army.

Despite repressive and unwarranted measures implemented by Israeli Army, the participants of the demonstration expressed their will to continue popular nonviolent resistance in South Hebron Hills.

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UPDATE:  Manifestazione in solidarietà ai tre attivisti detenuti e al villaggio di Mufaqarah

Il 23 gennaio, palestinesi, israeliani e internazionali si sono riuniti nel villaggio di At-Tuwani e hanno marciato fino al villaggio di Al Mufaqarah per rimarcare il loro impegno nella comune lotta contro l’occupazione militare israeliana dei Territori Palestinesi.

I partecipanti hanno espresso la loro solidarietà ai tre attivisti, due israeliani e un palestinese, ancora nelle prigioni israeliane, senza un’accusa precisa e sottoposti a trattamenti degradanti. Il supporto dei partecipanti è andato anche agli abitanti del villaggio palestinese di Mufaqarah, che nell’ultima settimana è stato l’obiettivo di demolizioni, della confisca di materiale da costruzione e di raid notturni da parte dell’esercito israeliano.

Nonostante le misure repressive e ingiustificate messe in atto dalle forze di occupazione israeliane, i partecipanti alla manifestazione hanno espresso con forza la volontà di portare avanti la resistenza popolare non violenta nelle colline a sud di Hebron.

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UPDATE: Israeli forces demolish four tents in South Hebron Hills

gennaio 21, 2016 at 10:23 am

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(Italian follows)

On January 20, Israeli Army, DCO (District Coordination office) and Border Police demolished two tents in Suseya Palestinian village. Soldiers didn’t give Palestinian family enough time to save all their properties before the tents were demolished.

Shortly after Israeli forces reached Al Mufaqarah Palestinian village where they destroyed another two tents, despite the attempt of the Palestinian community to prevent the demolition.

According to OCHA (UN agency) over 13,000 Palestinian-owned structures are affected by demolition orders. Due to the lack of adequate planning and discriminatory allocation of public land, it is nearly impossible for Palestinians to obtain building permits in most of Area C, that encompasses more than 60 per cent of the West Bank, under direct control of Israeli occupying forces.

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UPDATE: Forze israeliane demoliscono quattro tende nelle colline a sud di Hebron

Il 20 gennaio, l’esercito israeliano, DCO (Amministrazione civile nei Territori occupati) e Border Police hanno demolito due tende nel villaggio palestinese di Suseya. I soldati non hanno dato alla famiglia palestinese il tempo necessario per mettere in salvo tutte le loro proprietà prima di distruggere completamente la loro abitazione.

Poco dopo le forze israeliane hanno raggiunto il villaggio palestinese di Al Mufaqarah dove, nonostante il tentativo della comunità palestinese di impedire la demolizione, hanno distrutto altre due tende.

Secondo l’agenzia delle Nazioni Unite OCHA oltre 13.000 strutture di proprietà palestinese sono sotto ordine di demolizione. A causa della mancanza di un’adeguata pianificazione e dell’assegnazione discriminatoria del suolo pubblico, è quasi impossibile per i palestinesi ottenere permessi di costruzione nella maggior parte dell’Area C, che comprende oltre il 60 per cento della Cisgiordania, sotto il diretto controllo delle forze di occupazione israeliane.

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Israel’s Defamation of Judaism: The Rape of the Palestinian People

ottobre 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

By Norman Pollack

October 19, 2015 

SJPIsrael has come a long way since 1967 in the construction of an apartheid state and society with respect to the Palestinians, in truth, the proto-Nazification of policy and conduct in which the gas chamber has been replaced by the more protracted denial of life to the victims of an ethnocentric/racial ideology achieved through the degradation of a whole people: a faucet of inhumanity left running, where genocide is administered in drips rather than in a torrent. But even the latter holds, as now, as the misery and hopelessness sinks into the consciousness of the oppressed, almost as a conscious strategy of still more acute humiliation in the hope that signs of resistance will give pretext and excuse for a show of force and further clamping down.

The bombardment of Gaza last summer, a replay of Guernica as a lengthier exercise in domination, artillery replacing the dive bomber, was merely an example of the stored-up hatred and contempt Israelis displayed toward the Palestinians, a twisted mindset crossing the line from punitiveness to outright psychosis as though squashing an ant hill. Israelis do not concede the humanity of their victims, and perhaps do not even see them as victims but mere objects to be pushed around and, as a useful object lesson to them, swept aside, their houses bulldozed, their land taken away, the science of humiliation raised to a fine art. I turn now to the New York Times article by Jodi Rudoren, “East Jerusalem, Bubbling Over With Despair,” Oct. 18, a more sympathetic account of the Palestinians’ plight than is the wont of The Times,

and therefore to be taken seriously given the usual partiality of the paper.

This, remember, is only now, and not a summary of the decades of oppression which provide context for the events of today. She writes: “East Jerusalem, long the emotional heart of Palestinian life, is now the fiery soul of its discontent.” The recent stabbing attacks—which in my heart I cannot condemn so much as recognize as the desperation of youth otherwise powerless, without dignity or opportunity, they and their parents denied an honorable identity, and hence striking out in any way they can—originated “from within the city’s borders,” an area which also finds, for example, “Fuad Hamed, a successful businessman who condemns the wave of violence but shares the frustration and alienation underlying this new uprising.” Well stated, and I guess what I meant above is that Israelis share in the crimes with equal blood on their hands. Youths do not take knife in hand unless under severest provocation, knowing they will be killed instantly and retaliation taken on their parents. To Israelis, however, they are animals, nothing more, as a way of shielding from the Israeli mind, as a gigantic defense mechanism, the barbarism practiced.

(The scene, not in Rudoren’s account: a knife-wielding teenager, shot multiple times, lying dead on the pavement; a crowd gathers, chanting, “Son of a whore,” “Son of a whore.”)

We see the situation through the eyes of Abu Hamed, hardly an extremist. At 44, he lectures at Hebrew University, “runs two clinics in Israel’s health system, and lives on a comfortable home among Sur Baher’s [a neighborhood of 18,000] tangle of crowded hills.” From his balcony he sees “sprawling Jewish enclaves that he said were ‘built on our lands,’ and the ugly barrier Israel erected that splits Sur Baher from the occupied West Bank.” (Rudoren has the grace to use the word “occupied.”) Hamed takes in more: “These days, he can also see the Israeli soldiers who have blocked two of the neighborhood’s exits and set up a checkpoint to search cars [and people, a photo showing a man raising his shirt before a soldier, rifle in hand] at the third, making the city’s psychic division all the more concrete.” This, a well-to-do section of Jerusalem, not like the poverty found in the Old City and elsewhere. Hamed: “’You have a lot of evidence that you are not a human being.’”

He continues: “’The problem is the policy, because all the time as a Palestinian here you feel that they want to take you out of the city, you have a lot of problems that do not allow you to feel that you are part of the city. IT’S KILLING FROM INSIDE ALL THE TIME.’” (emphasis added) This is a form of genocide practiced internally, and reminds me—“they do not allow you to feel that you are part of the city”—of the system of segregation I witnessed and was repulsed by, growing up in the American South. Rudoren, in highlighting the feelings on both sides, raises the point that Jerusalem’s Palestinians feel “like the neglected stepchildren of both City Hall and the Palestinian Authority, which is headquartered in the West Bank and is barred from operating in Jerusalem. They do not feel wanted here, or part of what is happening there.” An enforced separation, yet frustration, one also surmises, because of Ramallah’s lackluster militancy and lack of leadership.

Rudoren explains further: “Civic and cultural institutions decamped years ago for the West Bank city of Ramallah. In Arab East Jerusalem, there are too few classrooms, and too many dropouts. It is difficult to get a permit to expand a home; 98 illegal structures were demolished last year. Three-quarters of the population lives below Israel’s poverty line.” This last is the clincher, and can be multiplied throughout the territories, from the squalor of living conditions to the blockade preventing medicines from reaching Gaza. City residency permits local travel for Palestinians, yet that only reveals to them the heightened contrast in lifestyle between themselves and Israelis. In the words of Sari Nusseibeh, a past president of Al Quds University: “’On the one hand, yes, you have open access to Israeli society—on the other hand you also have more knowledge about the discrimination that’s being practiced against you. Major issues that you identify with as a Palestinian and a Muslim, your dignity and self-respect, your position, your role, these are in total and constant conflict.’”

The upshot? Rudoren readily admits that the recent stabbings “that have killed seven Israeli Jews, five of them in Jerusalem, since Oct. 1,” as well as “at least 16 suspected assailants … shot dead by Israelis … along with more than 20 other Palestinians in clashes with security forces,” have a longer-term causation. At the very least, “East Jerusalem has been a hotbed since July 2014, when Jewish extremists kidnapped and murdered [i.e., burned him alive] Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old from the Shufat neighborhood.” Following that, there were approximately 1,600 stone-throwing incidents over the next three months and 700 arrested. This year, Sept. 13-Oct 15, 380 were detained, “171 of them minors.” The account does not relate the armed response, including the use of live ammunition.

Some background: “Arab East Jerusalem is not a single place but a series of some two dozen disparate satellites.” Hamed’s neighborhood is better off; many are overcrowded, poverty-ridden, somewhat isolated. How did it get this way? Rudoren’s discussion is forthright: “Israel captured it all from Jordan in the 1967 war, and expanded Jerusalem’s boundaries to 27 square miles from 2.3. Israel’s annexation was rejected by the United Nations, and most of the world considers the territory occupied.” She adds, “Today, 200,000 Jews live beyond Israel’s original border, most in new developments—widely considered illegal settlements—like those Mr. Abu Hamed can see from his balcony, 2,000 scattered among the Palestinian enclaves.”

To all intents and purposes, Jerusalem personifies apartheid, Hamed’s own neighborhood each day having a “line of cars at the lone remaining exit … stretched for hundreds of yards,” and, as an example, “Moussa Dabash, 44, who runs a tour-bus company, said he was searched under his shirt and between his legs.” This is a microcosm of the imposed dependence and humiliation: “’If I say a word, they’ll accuse me of trying to stab them,’ he said. The soldier who searched me, I told him, ‘Why are you doing this?’ He said, ‘Because you are terrorists.’” Hamed, also delayed, related that “a couple and their two children died in a fire last year …. because engines are dispatched to Sur Baher from another Palestinian neighborhood rather than from the closer Jewish ones.”

That is not the Judaism I grew up with and was raised in, inceptively small “d” democratic in every respect, particularly on issues of race and poverty. As Jews, we knew discrimination and could more readily empathize with those also discriminated against, blacks, those in poverty, other minorities, labor in general, all the while rising above the grubbiness and intolerance of an America, already in the 1940s from the standpoint of my personal experience, saturated in conspicuous consumption, xenophobia, antiradical, rising above—even if an escape—to beauty and excellence in everything from human intelligence to sports to aesthetics, participation in the universality of creativity in whatever form it took. This did not have to be an exclusively Jewish trait, and indeed it was the very spirit of cosmopolitanism that gave it energy and a certain sublimity, and freed it from chauvinistic dogmatism. Jews, whether observant or secular, identified with the common man, using the term unself-consciously, just as in the 1940s, and before my adolescence, in the 1930s, antifascist. That is the Judaism Israel has defamed, I might even say, desecrated, so that rape of the Palestinians, as in the title, refers not just to their bodies, but their identity of personhood, their being, that has been violated.

My New York Times Comment on the Rudoren article, same date, follows:

As a Jew, I am deeply ashamed of Israel and its treatment of the Palestinians. Israel is a horrible corruption of Judaism, a world religion identified before the 1960s with a deeply penetrating HUMANISM that was reflected in knowledge, observance, music, the arts in general, scientific learning and mathematics, and liberal politics. Now, so much of that rich heritage is gone, insulted by the actions, condescension, ethos of contemporary Israel, and infecting all of world Jewry.

Israelis have shown themselves beyond cruelty, an internalization of the very darkness that resulted in the Holocaust, only now it is the Palestinians of today who are the Jews of yesterday and the Israelis of today who show the arrogance of those who formerly persecuted the Jews. Israelis gleefully show their muscle at every turn, delighting in the humiliation of the Palestinians and not realizing how this not only violates the teachings of Torah but reveals the inner evil and psychological rot of those who dominate.

How sticks and stones, even knives, can be taken as other than marks of desperation, as meanwhile Israeli security forces have the latest, most lethal weapons, and are prepared to use them as a reflex action, shows the gross imbalance of force. How did it come to this? As a youth growing up in the 1940s-50s I saw Israel as the paragon of democratic socialism (even then I was unaware of the the start of ethnic cleansing and contempt for the Palestinians). Far worse today.

Norman Pollack has written on Populism. His interests are social theory and the structural analysis of capitalism and fascism.

Operation Dove concern about the ongoing escalation of violence in the West Bank

ottobre 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

 

Tension increased up to the South Hebron Hills: several attacks against Palestinians

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Tensions between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank have soared in recent days after two Israeli settlers were shot dead near Nablus on Thursday October 1 by suspected Palestinian attackers. Since the shootings, there has been an upsurge of settler attacks against Palestinian people and their property.

Clashes have erupted across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as a result of ongoing confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Palestinians religious authority claim that the continuos and repeated settler’s tours on the al-Aqsa mosque are provocating and violating the sacratility of one of the most important places for the muslims worshippers.

Israeli police says they are restricting access to the Old City of Jerusalem aftera Palestinian man killed two Israelis in the historic neighborhood.Only Israeli citizens, Old City residents, tourists, businesspeople working in the area and students studying there will be allowed to enter, police said in a statement Sunday.

A large number of Israeli settler attacks were reported across South Hebron Hills area during the weekend.

On October 3 at around 10 pm a group of settlers were reported to have stormed al-Birkeh (nearby Yatta), and assaulted an unarmed elderly Palestinian park guard (65 years old), locals said.

On October 3 at night, as Maan News reported, a group of settlers smashed the windows of a car belonging to a Palestinian doctor, Imad Abu Iram, near the village of Zif, south of Hebron.

On October 4, at about 2 am, Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian village of As-Seefer. After having teared down the fence dividing the village from the settlement of Metzadot Yehuda which surround the palestinian village, the settlers started throwing stones to houses. The attack in the middle of the night scared all families living there and damaged a car, an aluminum canopy and solar panels. Children of As-Seefer, the day after the attack, were too afraid to cross the checkpoint to go to school, and decided to stay at home.

In the early morning of October 4, settlers from Mitzpe Yair illegal outpost closed the road from Birr al Idd to Jinba with a roadblock preventing Palestinian teachers to arrive on time to Jinba school.

On Monday October 5 in order to re-open the road,Palestinians and Ta’ayush Israeli activists removed the roadblock.

On October 5 in At-Tuwani village an army jeep entered the village at 11.25 p.m. and threw 4 stun granades between the houses scaring Palestinians in the middle of the night.

On Thursday October 6, at around 2:00 a.m. settlers raided the village of As-Sefeer for the second time in three days. Settlers threw stones against houses and families, injuring one children of 12 years old from the Abu Qpeita’s family. Settlers also damaged again the solar panels of the village. The injured children was took to Yatta hospital.

 

OD is registering a very fast escalation of settlers and Israeli military violence in all the West Bank.

This violence against Palestinian civil population cannot be considered as a “war against terrorism” neither cannot be justified with Israeli security needs, but is the direct consequence of the Israeli Occupation plan. 

OD looks at the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza siege, with its continuing settlement expansion and military repression, as the frame which this escalation is developing in.

OD rejects any kind of violence and recourse to weapon and, at the same time, recognizes the right for Palestinian people to resist.

OD is accompanying and supporting the palestinian nonviolent popular struggle.

OD has maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.

 

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Operazione Colomba esprime preoccupazione per la continua escalation di violenza in Cisgiordania

Sale la tensione nelle Colline a Sud di Hebron : diversi gli attacchi ai danni dei Palestinesi

Le tensioni tra palestinesi e coloni israeliani si sono acuite negli ultimi giorni dopo che 2 coloni sono stati uccisi vicino Nablus giovedì 1 Ottobre in un attacco di cui sono sospettati i palestinesi. Da quel momento si è verificato un massiccio incremento di attacchi dei coloni contro la popolazione civile palestinese e le proprietà.

Gli scontri sono scoppiati in tutta la Cisgiordania, Gerusalemme Est compresa, come risultato del continuo confronto tra palestinesi e militari israeliani per il complesso della Moschea di Al-Aqsa. Le autorità religiose palestinesi recriminano per i continui e ripetuti tour dei coloni nella moschea di Al-Aqsa che sono stati percepiti come una provocazione e hanno violato la sacralità di uno dei luoghi più importanti per i fedeli mussulmani.

La polizia sraeliana comunica che le restrizioni all’accesso nella Città Vecchia di Gerusalemme sono dovute all’omicidio di due israeliani per mano di un palestinese avvenuto nel centro storico.

Solo i cittadini israeliani, i residenti della Città Vecchia, i turisti, gli uomini d’affari che lavorano nell’area e gli studenti che vi studiano hanno il permesso di entrarvi, come riferito domenica da un comunicato della polizia.

Operazione Colomba ha registrato diversi attacchi nell’area delle colline a Sud di Hebron.

Nella notte di sabato 3 ottobre, attorno alle 22:00 un gruppo di coloni dopo essere entrato nel villaggio di Al Birkeh (vicino alla città di Yatta), ha attaccato la guardia anziana disarmata (65 anni) del parco del villagio, come riportano i locali.

Sempre nella notte di sabato 3 ottobre un gruppo di coloni ha distrutto i vetri della macchina del dottor Imad Abu Iram, nella cittadina di Ziff, situata a sud di Hebron.

Domenica mattina 4 ottobre attorno alle 2 del mattino, coloni israeliani hanno attaccato il villaggio di As Seefer. dopo aver abbattuto la rete che divide il villaggio dalla colonia di Metzadot Yehuda(che circonda il villaggio palestinese), i coloni hanno iniziato a lanciare pietre contro le case e le tende. L’attacco, avvenuto a notte fonda, ha terrorizzato gli abitanti di As Seefer e ha portato al danneggiamento di una macchina, due pannelli solari e una tettoia. I bambini di As Seefer , il giorno seguente l’attacco , erano troppo spaventati di attraversare il checkpoint per raggiungere la scuola e hanno deciso di rimanere a casa.

La mattina presto sempre del 4 ottobre, i coloni dell’avamposto illegale di Mitzpe Yair hanno bloccato la strada che connette Birr al Idd con Jinba con un roadblock, impedendo agli insegnanti palestinesi provenienti dalla città di Yatta di raggiungere la scuola di Jinba in tempo.

La mattina del 5 ottobre per riaprire la suddetta strada, palestinesi e attivisti del gruppo Ta’ayush hanno rimosso il roadblock.

Attorno alle ore 23:25 del 5 ottobre , una jeep militare israeliana è entrata nel villaggio di At-Tuwani e ha lanciato 4 granate assordanti, terrorizzando i palestinesi nel cuore della notte.

Attorno alle ore 02:00 del 6 ottobre un gruppo di coloni ha compiuto un raid nel villaggio di As Seefer per la seconda volta in due giorni. I coloni hanno tirato pietre contro case e famiglie che dormivano all’aperto, ferendo un bambino di 12 anni della famiglia Abu Qpeita. il bambino è stato trasportato dalla famiglia all’ospedale di Yatta.

 

Operazione Colomba sta registrando una rapida escalation della violenza militare e dei coloni in Cisgiordania. 

Questa violenza contro la popolazione civile palestinese non può essere considerata come guerra al terrorismo, né giustificata da ragioni di sicurezza per Israele, ma è la diretta conseguenza del piano di occupazione israeliano.

Operazione Colomba identifica nell’occupazione della Cisgiordania e dall’assedio della striscia di Gaza come la cornice in cui questa escalation si sta sviluppando. 

Operazione Colomba oltre a rigettare la violenza e l’uso delle armi riconosce il diritto del popolo palestinese alla resistenza, rimanendo accanto e supportando chi come nei villaggi delle colline a sud di Hebron ha intrapreso un cammino di lotta popolare nonviolenta.

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Camping in Susiya

agosto 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

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On August 14th, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee called for action in Susiya village, in the South Hebron Hills. More than 60 people gathered between palestinians from all over the West Bank and some internationals. The event was part of the support campaign for Susiya population, who is living under demolition threat.

In the afternoon the group inaugurated a memorial for Ali Dawabsha at the entrance of the village, the baby killed in a settlers’ attack in Duma in the end of july. During the event, Israeli soldiers from Suseya settlement fired some shots to the sky while people from the village were flying kites.

Evening and night kept going with a dinner, followed by dabka dances, songs, testimonies and prayers.

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Camping in Susiya

Venerdì 14 agosto il Popular Struggle Coordination Committee ha organizzato un’azione nel villaggio palestinese di Susiya, nelle colline a Sud di Hebron, a cui hanno partecipato più di 60 persone, tra palestinesi provenienti da tutti i Territori Occupati e internazionali. L’evento è parte della campagna di supporto alla popolazione di Susiya, che continua a vivere sotto minaccia di demolizione.

Nel pomeriggio si è inaugurato all’entrata del villaggio un memoriale per Ali Dawabsha, il bambino ucciso in un attacco di coloni a Duma. Durante l’evento, mentre le persone del villaggio stavano facendo volare degli aquiloni, i soldati israeliani nella colonia di Susiya hanno sparato alcuni colpi di arma da fuoco verso il cielo.

La serata è continuata con la cena, le dabke (balli tradizionali palestinesi), canzoni, preghiere e testimonianze.

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UPDATE: Hundreds in Susiya against the demolition of the village

luglio 25, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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UPDATE: Hundreds in Susiya against the demolition of the village

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On July 24 hundreds of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists gathered in Susiya village to support the struggle of the Palestinian inhabitants against the Israel’s decision to demolish their village.

More than 600 people walked through Susiya village, recounting the stories of the families that daily are facing the threat of eviction. Activists and Palestinians claimed that the nonviolent popular resistance, sustained by the international solidarity and the pressure made by BDS campaigns, is the most effective way to face the Israeli occupation.

Despite the international diplomatic attention, above all U.S. State Department and the European foreign ministers, the Israeli Civil Administration informed the residents of Susiya that it intends to demolish nearly half of the buildings in the village before the pronouncement of the High Court on August 3.

The struggle of the 450 inhabitants of Susiya is the struggle of many Palestinian villages in South Hebron Hills and in the whole Area C of the West Bank, that suffer housing demolitions and forced transfer of the residents.

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UPDATE: In centinaia a Susiya contro la demolizione del villaggio

Il 24 luglio centinaia tra palestinesi, israeliani e attivisti internazionali si sono riuniti nel villaggio di Susiya in sostegno alla lotta dei suoi abitanti contro la decisione dello Stato israeliano di demolire il villaggio.

Più di 600 persone hanno camminato attraverso il villaggio di Susiya, narrando le storie delle famiglie che ogni giorno vivono nella minaccia di essere trasferiti altrove. Attivisti e Palestinesi hanno ribadito come la resistenza popolare non violenta, supportata dalla solidarietà internazionale e dalle pressioni fatte dalle campagne BDS, sia la strada più efficace per affrontare l’occupazione israeliana.

Nonostante l’attenzione della diplomazia internazionale, su tutti il Dipartimento di Stato USA e i ministri degli esteri dell’Unione Europea, l’ Amministrazione Civile Israeliana ha comunicato agli abitanti di Susiya, che intende comunque demolire circa la metà degli edifici del villaggio prima della pronuncia della Corte Suprema israeliana il prossimo 3 agosto.

La lotta dei 450 abitanti di Susya è la lotta di tanti villaggi palestinesi nelle colline a sud di Hebron e in tutta l’Area C della Cisgiordania che soffrono le demolizioni delle proprie case e trasferimento forzato delle comunità residenti.

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Internazionale: Pressioni internazionali su Israele per fermare la demolizione di un villaggio palestinese

luglio 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

I ministri degli esteri dell’Unione europea hanno chiesto a Israele di interrompere il progetto di trasferimento forzato della popolazione e di demolizione delle case del villaggio palestinese di Susiya, in Cisgiordania. La nota firmata dai ministri europei segue la dichiarazione del portavoce del dipartimento di stato degli Stati Uniti, John Kirby, che ha definito “dannoso e provocatorio” il progetto israeliano.

I timori per la comunità di 350 abitanti sono aumentati in seguito alla visita di un funzionario israeliano, che ha annunciato la demolizione di 37 case prima dell’appello contro una sentenza della corte suprema, previsto per il 3 agosto. A maggio la corte ha can­cel­lato l’ordine tem­po­ra­neo che da anni impe­diva all’esercito di distrug­gere il villaggio.

Susiya si trova a sud di Hebron, nella cosiddetta Area C, completamente sotto il controllo israeliano, ed è circondato da due insediamenti israeliani e da un sito archeologico gestito dai coloni. Il caso è diventato famoso a livello internazionale, anche per il sostegno finanziario ricevuto da diversi paesi europei, e ha scatenato le proteste di attivisti stranieri e israeliani.

Ha’aretz: EU demands Israel halt ‘forced transfer’ of West Bank village

luglio 20, 2015 at 11:07 am

By Barak Ravid

The EU joins Washington in its call to spare Sussia while criticizing construction in the settlements and Israel’s role in the stalled peace process.

The 28 foreign ministers of the European Union’s foreign ministers have called on Israel to “to halt plans for forced transfer of population and demolition of Palestinian housing and infrastructure” in the village in the West Bank’s South Hebron Hills.