Tag archive for "demolition"
How Palestinians were expelled from the original location of their village, which later became the archaeological site Sussia Continue Reading
Yesterday, British, German, French, Spanish and Danish diplomats visited the Palestinian village of Susya, currently under the threat of imminent demolition. The British have released the following press release: Continue Reading
On Tuesday, May 5th 2015, the High Court ruled that Umm al Hiran, an unrecognised Bedouin village in the Negev, will be demolished and the residents forcibly displaced. This comes despite the fact that the village was relocated twice by Israeli authorities to its present location. The court rules that the land is state owned, the residents have no right to it, and the entire village will be destroyed and the Jewish settlement of Hiran will be built on top of it. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | MAY 5 2015
Israeli state pushes court to take unusual step threatening immediate demolition of entire Palestinian village
The entire Palestinian village of Susya is in danger of demolition and expulsion. By refusing to issue an interim order preventing preemptive demolitions before their case is heard, the Israeli High Court is allowing for the demolition of the entire Palestinian village of Susya and subsequent expulsion of its 340 residents. The refusal of the State to commit to not demolishing before the conclusion of proceedings suggests it has plans to destroy the village in the near future. Continue Reading
When Palestinian villages demand the right to plan for their own communities, the state of Israel attempts to dismiss the request as one only appropriate for future political negotiations; they claim that the current system, controlled entirely by Israel, is based exclusively on professional considerations and is unbeholden to politics. However, in an email recently received and copied below, the state freely admits that planning decisions for the Palestinian villages are currently subject to approval by senior political officials. Continue Reading
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