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'The World Hears' ~ Susiya Village Calls on Solidarity Activists to Help Prevent Its Destruction


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Carrie
- 1411 days ago - mondoweiss.net
This year alone since January, in violation of International Law, Israeli authorities have already destroyed 281 civilian Palestinian structures. An average of 11 structures destroyed per week in the West Bank, compared to the already worrying average



   

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Freya H (345)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 6:00 am
Israel is rapidly building up some really, REALLY bad karma - as in worldwide condemnation.
 

Carol R (11)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 9:39 am
On July 7, a military transport carrying five soldiers accompanying the DCO (Israeli District Coordination Office) arrived in the center of Susiya and all walked through Susiya documenting and photographing various structures. As residents tried to engage with the soldiers and DCO, all communication attempts went ignored as if the village residents did not exist. All this is the precursor to what is believed to be an imminent demolition. The nearby bulldozers fired up their engines and were driven about by soldiers. Yet, no demolition has begun.

For the residents of Susiya, the elevated tension is palpable and the show of power by the Israeli Military is threatening and intimidating. This psychological dance amplifies the reality of living under Military Occupation and the psychological fear one has when the safety of family and home is never secure. This coupled with shortages of freedom, dignity and the most basic of human rights of water, electricity, sanitation, food, freedom of movement, and access to education demands that the Israeli Occupation of Palestine must end. Living with all things “Under Military Occupation” burdens ones heart, one’s soul, one’s life.

Thanks Carrie.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 6:02 pm
True Freya
 

Beryl L (78)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 8:17 pm
thanks Carrie. This is another sad story of war. War is so senseless. Israelis vs Palestinians. I don't think my opinion matters anymore when it comes to a war that has gone on for lifetimes. When will they ever decide that it is worth Giving Peace a chance.
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 10:59 am
This type of psychological warfare leaves scars that are just as deep and painful as physical trauma would. These IDF soldiers should ask their grandparents who survived the ghetto's in Germany and Poland or the pogroms in Russia what this type of terror did to them.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 11:09 am
Thanks, Carrie -

"For the residents of Susiya, the elevated tension is palpable and the show of power by the Israeli Military is threatening and intimidating. This psychological dance amplifies the reality of living under Military Occupation and the psychological fear one has when the safety of family and home is never secure. This coupled with shortages of freedom, dignity and the most basic of human rights of water, electricity, sanitation, food, freedom of movement, and access to education demands that the Israeli Occupation of Palestine must end. Living with all things “Under Military Occupation” burdens ones heart, one’s soul, one’s life. My heart breaks, my heart cries for the struggle, the struggle for all here in this land, Palestinians and Israelis alike, Muslims, Jews and Christians all living in struggle in differing levels of intensity. I believe that this conflict, this occupation and subjection of another’s land and life is eroding the soul of all. The mistrust, the anger, the terror and aggression, all silently eat away at the moral and ethical nature of what it means to be human. "

Just, for a moment, try to imagine what this means .... living under continuous menace, whether by the uniformed & well armed soldiers ..... or by the settlers, also well armed AND protected by soldiers ...
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 13, 2015, 11:18 pm
I've managed to access facebook today, so have shared this one on twittersphere, facebook, Google+
 

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 3:58 am
" An average of 11 structures destroyed per week in the West Bank, compared to the already worrying average."

The Zionists must be stopped now,otherwise there will be no Palestine to save.
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 1:19 pm

I got this answer today in response to one of the many petitions I signed - thought I'd share it with you. Please NOTE that he is "concerned" ... and asked for an up-date by the IL government ...!!!

"paul.dewar@parl.gc.ca
Attachments4:44 PM (5 hours ago)

Dear Eleonora,

Thank you for writing to me regarding the situation in Susiya. I have been following this case closely, and note that both Canadian and Israeli human rights and religious organizations have expressed concern about the imminent demolition and displacement.

I wrote last month to the Minister of Foreign Affairs seeking an update on the government’s position with respect to the planned demolitions at Susiya and any Canadian engagement with Israeli authorities. My letter is attached.

The NDP is committed to working with partners for peace in Israel and Palestine, respecting UN resolutions and international law, supporting peaceful co-existence in viable, independent states with agreed-upon borders.

Thank you again for taking the time to write to me.

Sincerely,

Paul Dewar, M.P.
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic"

and this was his letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada:

"Dear Minister Nicholson,

I am writing to you regarding the village Khirbet Susiya in Area C of the West Bank.

As you know, Israel maintains administrative responsibility over Area C under the Oslo Accords. Last month the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a request by residents of Khirbet Susiya for an interim injunction freezing planned demolitions in the village. The demolition of Khirbet Susiya and forcible transfer of its residents is reportedly imminent. Canadian and Israeli human rights and religious groups have raised concerns about the impact of this displacement on the inhabitants.

What is the Government of Canada’s position on this situation? Have you or any other Canadian representative communicated with Israeli authorities regarding this case?

Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your reply."

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Anyone who wants to right to this gentlemen to can do so at: paul.dewar@parl.gc.ca
 
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