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“We must not commit this crime” July 26, 2015

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Published: 26 July 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

EU demands Israel halt 'forced transfer' of West Bank village – Barak Ravid - Haaretz 20.07.15

The EU joins Washington in its call to spare Sussia while criticizing construction in the settlements and Israel’s role in the stalled peace process.

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West Bank villagers deliver final plea to save homes from destruction – Shlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor 20.07.15

The misleading legal arguments that legitimise injustice in the West Bank – Haaretz editorial 20.07.15

‘When it comes to the planned demolition of the village of Sussia, invoking the law is a particularly cynical move. … In Sussia, as in all of Area C (the 60 percent of the West Bank under total Israeli control), the Israeli authorities enlist planning laws to justify restricting and blocking Palestinian construction and development. This is all misleading. Parallel construction laws enable the expansion of settlements while displacing as many Palestinians as possible and forcing them into Areas A and B, where the Palestinians have civilian authority. Thus, invoking the law is a particularly cynical move.’

We must not commit this crime - Shaiya Rothberg - The Times of Israel 17.07.15

‘If Israel destroys the Palestinian village of Susya as planned, we will have committed a terrible crime.’

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