Over the past few weeks B’Tselem’s Board of Directors and staff have been to visit the village of Khirbet Susiya to meet with its residents, one of whom is our field researcher in the South Hebron Hills, Nasser Nawaj’ah. Last Friday hundreds of activists also came to the village to show solidarity with the villagers. At any moment, the Civil Administration might now demolish the village homes, leaving the residents with no shelter in harsh desert conditions, now that Israel’s High Court of Justice enabled demolition even prior to the hearing scheduled for the residents’ petition. This mode of operation by the Israeli authorities allows them to take over additional lands and drive out communities from Area C.
The absence of official annexation aside, the reality of the matter is that annexation and dispossession are already here in actual fact. Help us stop the expulsion and displacement.
Sharon Azran and Helen Yanovsky took the pictures below.