It wouldn't be the first time the villagers were forcefully removed. Sussiya sat one mile away until 1986, when residents were evacuated after Israeli authorities found the remains of a 4th-century synagogue on their land. Villagers then built makeshift houses on their own farmland, although the military never granted them building permits.
Since 2006, Israel has demolished at least 876 Palestinian residences in the occupied West Bank — according to Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem. This has caused more than 4,100 people — about half of them children — to lose their homes, the group says.