Articles in the Susiya Category

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

Hebron District, Susiya »

7 Jul 2007

On Saturday July 7, about 200 Israeli, international, and Palestinian people gathered in the Southern Hebron Hills to participate in an action against the eviction of the residents of Susiya. The day of solidarity was organized by Combatants for Peace and Ta’ayush. The land-thirsty settlement, which also stole the name Susiya, won a case in court on June 6 which legally allows the eviction of the area’s legal land owners. Because their land is considered “area C”, the Israeli state declared that the Palestinians are illegally squatting on the land they have lived on for centuries. One reason for this is because the Palestinians built their homes without … Continue reading

Hebron District, Settler Violence, Susiya »

7 Apr 2007

Volunteers from PSP and Christian Peacemaker Teams and the Israeli Ta’ayush Movement accompanied farmers to their land in the areas of Im Neizil and Susiya today. The people in these small Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills have been the victims of violent attacks from Israeli settlers and have become dependent on international and Israeli accompaniment to work their land. In addition to the violent attacks which have deterred the Palestinian shepherds and farmers from going to work their land, they are also facing new legal challenges from the Israeli colonists aimed at confiscating their land. In Palestine, Palestinian owners must demonstrate that they are actively using land that … Continue reading