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Farmers blocked from Hebron land
Published Saturday 09/02/2013 (updated) 12/02/2013 09:51
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HEBRON (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces prevented nearly 150 farmers and activists from reaching their lands in Susiya in the south Hebron hills on Saturday morning, locals said.

They said Israeli soldiers declared the area a closed military zone, but allowed Israeli settlers to remain in the area.

Susiya is fighting a court battle against the demolition of their homes, and to gain access to farmland near an Israeli settlement established on Palestinian land.

At hearing last week, Israel's Supreme Court ordered the Israeli state to give the court an appropriate zoning plan and its position on the repeated blocking of Susiya residents from their land.

Rabbis for Human Rights, which is helping represent Susiya in court, said over 1,000 letters of support for Susiya were sent to Israeli President Shimon Peres last week.


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1 ) Reader / from Edmonton
09/02/2013 18:21
Ha ha ha ha ha....the Israel Supreme Court....ha ha ha! The occupation forces don't care what you say! If you ever had any they were removed long ago.

2 ) gabi / australia
10/02/2013 00:56
another "closed military zone". Just like in 1948/9 when Israel took over Palestinian lands and declared them"closed military zones" so the farmers couldn't access their farms, and when the farms fell into disrepair and the crops failed, Israel declared the land "abandoned", pointing to the fact there were no crops on the land. Clever? Devious? Yes, but totally immoral - and they are at it again. Wake up world!!!

3 ) Colin Wright / USA
10/02/2013 22:44
to gabi #2 'Clever? Devious? Yes, but totally immoral - and they are at it again...' This applies to Israel in general. It always has. Particularly the 'and they are at it again...' part. It is important to realize that Israel is not going to change...the only variations are in what they think they can get away with and in the complexity of their lies. One needs to shape one's response in light of that. It's a sucker's game to wait for 'the good Israel.' There ain't no such animal.

4 ) @ Gabi-2 / Reaping What They Sowed
10/02/2013 23:15
1- The "closed military zone" in 1948/9 resulted from the Arab states rejecting a UN resolution (#181) and invading, and 2- The "closed military zone" status remained necessary due to -a- the Arab states invading again & again (1967 & 1973), -b- repeated agressions from Lebanon & Gaza, and -c- teror attacks by either PLO or Islamic militants, and 3- Neither before, Nor after, Israel's survival, where any lands known as "Palestinian lands", so "Israel took over" NO Palestinian lands !!!

5 ) Mike / USA
11/02/2013 10:30
How come it is the Jews mostly defending the Palestinians? Like the orgs mentioned. Where are all the other Arab Nations? Why is there no Arab Peace Movement like in Israel? It seems the Palestinians would get along better with the Jews rather than the Arab states who are turning more to an extreme Islam.

6 ) gabi / australia
12/02/2013 00:59
# 4 - would you not reject a plan to divide your land in two giving the people with the greater percentage less of their land? The Arabs did not invade in 1976 or in 1973. In 1973 they "invaded" their own land, occupied by Israel since 1967 despite many calls from the UN to withdraw. In 1967 Israel invaded. In 1948 the Arabs came in to protect what was left of the Pal. land because a lot of it had already been taken by the Jews outside the borders of res. 181. Read Illan Pappe, Benny Morris.
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