Articles in the Susiya Category

Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Susiya »

17 Jul 2015
Israel Orders Palestinian Village to be Demolished After Ramadan

Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of homes in a village south of Hebron to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.
Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said in a statement that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out demolition orders in the village of Khirbet Susiya after Ramadan, although a high court hearing regarding the case is currently scheduled for August 3.

The Israeli Civil Administration, the Israeli army, and the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) office announced the demolition order to the villagers in a meeting on Sunday.
Khirbet Susiya has … Continue reading

Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Settler Attack, Settler Violence, Soldier Violence, South Betlehem, Susiya »

17 May 2015
The Story of Khirbet Susiya

The Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya has existed in the South Hebron Hills at least since the 1830s. Its residents have traditionally earned a living from shepherding and growing olive trees. In 1983, the Israeli settlement of Susiya was established near the village, on Palestinian land that had been declared state land by Israel. In 1986, about 25 families were living in Khirbet Susiya, in caves and structures. That year, the Civil Administration declared the village’s land an “archeological site”; the land was confiscated “for public purposes” and the Israeli military expelled its residents from their homes. Having no other option, the families relocated to other caves in the area and to flimsy wood frame shelters and tents … Continue reading

Hebron District, House Demolitions, Susiya »

29 Aug 2012
Occupation Destroys Tents and Wells, and Settlers Burn Vehicles, in Hebron

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On Tuesday morning (28/08/12), Israeli occupation forces demolished 5 tents and 3 wells in Znota and two tents in Susiya, south of Hebron. Settlers also burned 3 cars near the town of Seir, situated east of Hebron.

Local sources said that a force of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, demolished 5 tents and 3 wells in Khirbet Znota and, over the course of the demolition, beat a number of citizens who were protesting against this action.

According to sources, this property is owned by Oudah Abu Sharkh, Adeis Abu Sharkh, Nabil Smamrh and Mohammed Khaled Smamrh. In Susiya, two tents, which were home to Mohammed Moussa and … Continue reading

Hebron District, Susiya »

23 Jun 2012
Hundreds Protest Susiya House Demolitions

On Friday June 22, 2012, Palestinian residents of the village of Susiya were joined by hundreds of activists in a demonstration against demolition orders which have recently been issued by the Israeli Occupation Civil Administration in the South Hebron Hills area. An urgent call for action was made earlier this week by a number of organizations, including PSP, the Beit Ommar Popular Committee, and the South Hebron Hills Popular committee, urging fellow activists to mobilize after Susiya last week received demolition orders for more than fifty structures: tents, water wells, and the only school in the area.

Over 500 residents, popular committee members, and Israeli and international activists … Continue reading

Direct Action, Hebron District, Roadblock Removal, Settler Violence, Susiya »

14 Feb 2012
Susiya Demonstrators Remove Military Roadblock

On Saturday, February 11th, 2012, about 100 Palestinian demonstrators supported by international and Israeli solidarity activists, organized a demonstration in the community of Susiya, in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank. The action was supported by the Palestine Solidarity Project. At 10am, the activists marched to an area where Israeli settlers had illegally erected a house on land belonging to Palestinians, and the Israeli military had blocked off the main access road to Palestinian vehicles with coils of barbed wire.

The demonstrators began to remove the fence from the road and by 11am the road was clear for cars … Continue reading

Hebron District, Susiya »

20 Jan 2011

On January 17th, 2011, Israeli Authorities delivered home demolition notices to five Palestinian tent residences in Susiya, in the South Hebron Hills. The tents belong to the families of Ayssa Housena Al-Jobor, Omar Housen Al-Jobor, Ahmed Housen Al-Jobor, Ayssa Badr Al-Jobor and Omar Badr Al-Jobor.

The lawyer representing the families, Yasser Al-Jobor, confirmed that the occupation civilian administration had delivered the notices this week. It is not known when the tents will be destroyed and the families currently live in constant uncertainty.

Palestinian Bedouin villagers in Susiya and other communities in the South Hebron Hills face constant harassment from Israeli settlers as well as from the Israeli military. Residences and water wells are periodically demolished and these isolated … Continue reading

settlement expansion, Susiya »

2 Nov 2009
After Settlers Destroy Olive Trees, Activists Join Farmers to Harvest

This week international and Israeli solidarity activists along with members of PSP, joined farmers near the Susiya settlement to harvest their remaining olives after several of their trees were cut down by settlers. The farmers arrived to their land one week ago to find trees across several dunums of land had been cut down and left to die on the arid ground. A few days later, the owners of the land returned to clear the area and harvest what they could from the felled trees and remaining groves. The settlers of the South Hebron Hills, where Susiya is located, are some of the most … Continue reading

Hebron District, Susiya »

13 Jul 2009
Picnic in Susiya Disrupted By Israeli Soldiers, 1 Arrested

On Saturday, July 11, 2009, Members of Ta’ayush Movement, along with international supporters, continued their creative protest against a newly-constructed one-room outpost outside the illegal Israeli settlement of Susiya, which is built just above the Palestinian community of Susiya. This week, activists held a picnic next to the outpost, bringing a blanket, watermelon, and other summer foods, informing the Israeli military when they arrived that it was not a demonstration, but merely an outing.
Along with the construction of a “Palestinian outpost” on the land last month, the activists are attempting to bring light to the outrageous bias in Israeli policy; while the picnic was interrupted within … Continue reading

Hebron District, Susiya »

7 Jun 2009
"We'll Build Our Own Outpost"

Saturday, residents of Susiya, a small community in the South Hebron Hills, were joined by members of Combatants for Peace and Ta’ayush, along with other international and Israeli activists, in an attempt to build their own structure next to a newly-constructed building on their privately owned land which was placed there by a group of right-wing ideological settlers from the Susiya settlement. More than 200 Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals marched from Susiya, carrying metal poles and material in the colors of the Palestinian flag.
The symbolic action was meant to illustrate … Continue reading

Hebron District, Settler Violence, Susiya »

25 Jun 2008

From Christian Peacemaker Teams-Tuwani

On 24 June 2008, around 6:30, two Israeli settlers beat two unarmed Palestinian shepherds from Mantiquat Shi’bal Butum. The settlers came down from the nearby Israeli settlement outpost of Mitzpe Yair to an area where the shepherds, aged fifty-five and twenty, routinely graze their sheep. Armed with stones from the hillside, the settlers injured the ribs of the older shepherd and the eye of the younger. A Palestinian in the area called the Israeli police and ambulance, both of which arrived fifteen minutes after the beating.

The police spoke with the two settlers identified by the Palestinians as the attackers. They took the settlers’ ID numbers and issued … Continue reading