A video showing the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) speaking on Susiya demonstrates that the residents of Susiya still very much face the threat of forced displacement, despite the demolitions not occurring this summer and a postponement of their High Court hearing. Continue Reading
A generous donor has offered to match all financial support up to 10,000 British Sterling ($15,620) to fund RHR’s efforts to save the Palestinian cave community of Susya! This means, any donation made in the name of Susya will be doubled! Click here to donate online. Please read on for an appeal from Rabbi Ascherman on why our work with Susya is far from over.
There is a postponement of the High Court hearing scheduled for August 3rd on the appeal of the residents of Susya, represented by RHR, against the rejection of the master building plan submitted to the Civil Administration planning committee.
Yesterday morning, July 29 2015, Rabbi Ascherman met Israeli settler shepherds on Palestinian Susya’s land. He writes: Continue Reading
California Senator Dianne Feinstein has sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to halt the demolitions of Susya, and stating the Israeli Civil Administration should re-examine its rejection of Susya’s master plan, which would authorise building on their land. Please find the letter below. Continue Reading
Over 40 British rabbis signed a letter addressed to Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, requesting a halt to the impending demolitions in Susya.
Special thanks to Sylvia Rothschild of British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights for coordinating the letter. Please find the text of the letter below or on the British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights website.
On Friday July 24 2015, nine buses full of Israelis, internationals, and activists arrived in the small Palestinian village of Susya in order to show support to the village currently under immediate threat of demolition. The demonstration was one of the largest joint protests in recent history in the Occupied Territories, and was organised by Rabbis for Human Rights along with Israeli NGOs B’Tselem, Combatants for Peace, and Ta’ayush. Continue Reading
There are signs that the pressure being applied on Israel to not demolish Susya is having an effect. We are asking our friends and supporters abroad to please contact the Israel embassy near them, and politely but firmly and passionately ask that justice be done for the residents of Susya. Following is a sample letter that can be sent. Please look here for a list of local embassies. Please keep contacting your elected officials as well.
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