U.S. State Department thugs urge Israeli authorities to find a ‘solution’ to illegally built Sussiya, whose eviction ‘would be harmful and provocative.’ The US has called on Jerusalem not to demolish the West Bank town, which, Israeli authorities say, has been constructed illegally by Muslims, warning that such action could have a wide impact on the region. (Yes, it will. It will allow more Jews to build homes on their own land)
Times of Israel We strongly urge the Israeli authorities to refrain from carrying out any demolitions in the village” of Sussiya, State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a Thursday press briefing.
Israel’s Supreme Court ruled last month that the Civil Administration, Israel’s military governing authority in the West Bank, had the right to demolish Palestinian homes in Sussiya because they had been built without permission.
The town’s residents argue that they had no choice but to build illegally, because the Civil Administration rarely grants permits to Palestinians in the West Bank’s Area C — a zone officially controlled by the Israel Defense Forces as per the 1993 Oslo peace accords. Kirby said the evictions and demolitions “would be harmful and provocative.” (Who cares?)
He added that “such actions have an impact beyond those individuals and families who are evicted. We are concerned that the demolition of this village may worsen the atmosphere for a peaceful resolution and would set a damaging standard for displacement and land confiscation.”
In June, diplomats from all 28 European member states traveled to Sussiya to protest Israel’s decision.
The delegation visited the town in the Hebron Hills and urged Israel not to evict its 300 residents, saying that the move would reduce the possibility of achieving a two-state solution, The Telegraph UK reported. (Well, DUH! That’s the idea)
John Gatt-Rutter, the EU representative in Jerusalem, said Sussiya had become “a byword for a policy that has deprived Palestinians of their land and resources,” according to The Telegraph. (No land in Israel is ‘palestinian’ land)