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 village of Susya, West Bank, Palestine

Susya is the site of an ancient Jewish village in the southern Judaean Mountains of the West Bank, a Palestinian village established by the 1830s and a religious communal Israeli settlement under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council established in 1983.

The Palestinian community has a population of 250 residents as of 2013. The Israeli settlement was established between May and September 1983 on 1,800 dunams of land. It had a population of 737 in 2006. The Israeli government in a petition to the High Court, has proposed demolishing the village and removing its inhabitants to Yatta,citing archaeological reasons.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this. logo
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A picture taken on February 27, 2018 shows a view of the mobile and temporary dwellings of Palestinian families living near the Israeli settlement of Susya, which have been warned to evacuate. (Photo by AFP). According to Peace Now, the data was collected through aerial surveys and inspections by ...

For the past year and a half, UChicago students, including myself, have worked to support the Palestinian village of Susya as part of J Street U's Stop Demolitions, Build Peace campaign. We've signed national petitions to the State Department. We've staged days of action, teach-ins, and phone banks.
The joking and banter of the five women sitting on low rocks, which nature had conveniently arranged in a circle, made the West Bank village of Susya seem like a carefree place. Amid twilight hues, Palestinian children laughed and scrambled between a slide and a geese pen. A few almond trees in ...
For the residents of the Palestinian village of Susya, this year's Tu Bishvat instead brought tragedy and impending destruction. On Feb. 1, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled to allow the Israeli Civil Administration to demolish a portion of seven structures in the village— including the homes of more than 40 of ...
If you've attended a J Street U event at the University of Michigan in the last two years, you've probably heard of Susya. Maybe you've seen pictures of its children or hillsides. Maybe you've listened to stories from people who have traveled there. Maybe you've even made phone calls to government officials ...
This past summer, as a J Street U intern in Israel, I visited two West Bank towns by the same name: the Palestinian village of Susya and the nearby Israeli settlement of Susya. I expected to see a disparity between them, but what I witnessed was shocking injustice. While the surrounding settlements and ...
The government has delayed its response on the matter for several months. Haaretz has learned that the present request for a postponement was filed after European diplomats, including the British, applied pressure on the Defense Ministry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to demolish the ...
This should matter to American Jews because demolishing Susya will further entrench the Israeli presence on territory that should become part of a future Palestinian state. This would deliver the latest blow against the prospects for a two-state solution – the only solution to the conflict that ensures a ...
I'm sure that few Americans have heard of the Palestinian village of Susya. And it is probable that even fewer Americans understand the grave importance for it to remain intact. On Feb. 1, the Israeli Supreme Court greenlighted the immediate demolition of seven structures in the village, home to over 40 ...


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