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Residents of the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya say that their repeated requests for construction permits were rejected by Israel, which has instead decided to demolish their homes.


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Eleonora Oldani (37)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 12:14 pm


I just got this e-mail alert from Jewish Voice for Peace

“Thank you so much for signing our letter to Secretary Kerry asking him to prevent the demolition of Susiya. Already over 22,000 people have signed on, and we've delivered them all to the State Department.
But the latest reports are that Susiya remains in imminent danger, with demolition rumored to begin Wednesday.
Our best bet at this point is to create the biggest media story we can - the Israeli government is much less likely to act if they think people are paying attention.”

The following link was embedded in the email – please visit:

Video by Jewish Voice for Peace in Susya: This video shows the heart-breaking reality of the the occupation


Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 4:10 pm
Is there, are there, any petitions going around we can sign and share?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 11:01 am
Darren, there are tons of Palestinian Arabs petitions focusing us on Palestinian Arabs.

Including petitions to protect Arab land thieves and squatters.


Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 8:39 pm
This is in violation of International Law. Why aren't all nations rallying, legally and otherwise to enforce the law. No one can be exempt. If there are no instant blocks and aggressive military force actions set in place, to enforce international law, what good are they? It also sets a bad example, as other countries will think they can disregard this law as well. I'm not anti any race, religion, gender, on and on. I am merely giving my viewpoint on a country's governmental action---and this time, it happens to be this country. Basically, I'm astonished that there wasn't set in place, immediate action from all nations, when they're International Law was threatened to be broken--and any preparatory steps to break them were taken. I haven't heard that this country has been told that if you break international law, then you must consider your nation an enemy of all other nations. It would have made the news, wouldn't it? I will keep an eye out for other petitions on this incident. I'm not taking sides on this provocative world issue, only because I don't truly understand enough about the root of the problem---yet--I must speak out and say, "Hey, no matter how this fight started, you must both play by the rest of the world's did join that club".

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 9:57 pm
Janice, unfortunately Israel has never been forced to follow any laws it doesn't like. That's why they are they are the biggest bully in the middle-east.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 12:48 am

Janice, your ideas are all very good - but this should have been done from inception: insisting that the Balfour Declaration is respected; insisting that the partition plan is respected and therefore give back to the Palestinians the 22% of land which the Zionist gangs stole under "Plan Dalet" and ethnically cleansed between Dec 1947 and May 1948 (and well into November 1948); respect and fulfill the requirements to be admitted to the UN which they promised but never did; the many UN Sec Res ... and so on and so forth.

None of this happened then when it would have been rather easy to demand to live up to their promises and agreements. Today it would only be possible if Israel would be placed under tight sanctions - similar to South Africa or Iraq at the time or Iran today (who doesn't even aggress and occupy foreign nations!).

Where there is a (no)will - there is (no) way ... and the deadly roulette will continue until there are just a few bantustans left where the Palestinians are crowded into - a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.

Why the West prefers a ticking time bomb to calling on Israel to comply at least with one of the many reasonable peace plans on the table (and to which the Palestinians incl. Hamas have said umpteen times they'd agree) - like the one by Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc) or the one of 2002 by the Arab States (both advocating a return to the 1967 borders and limited and agreed upon return of a token number of refugees) is beyond me. Or the Oslo Agreement which was signed by both and of which Bibi Netanyahu and the likes are so proud of that they sabotaged it from day 1!

The ulterior motives by the Zionists are known - but what are the reasons of the US and the West to give hand to this ongoing colonial project? This is more or less accurate guess work.

GS for your good comment!

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 3:42 am
Nothing to add to Eleanora's comments.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 1:15 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 ...!!!

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.


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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