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Stop house demolitions in Palestine

Your action can make a difference

Following huge international pressure, the Israeli authorities announced at the end of July that they would indefinitely delay the demolition and forced displacement of all of Susiya’s residents. This shows the impact all of us can have when we work together to put pressure on our elected representatives.

That pressure is now needed again, and just as urgently.

While international attention has been focused on Susiya, the Israeli authorities have ramped up demolitions and forced displacements elsewhere in violation of international law. A sudden surge of demolitions across the West Bank has seen 167 Palestinians – including 101 children – left homeless in the last two weeks in temperatures of over 40°C. For some of them this is the second time since 2013 they have lost their homes to demolitions.

With plans quickly advancing to forcibly transfer over 7,000 Palestinians to make way for the expansion of settlements, the Israeli government shows no signs of slowing down its demolition policy.

If we can bring about the same pressure that led to the delay in demolitions in Susiya, we may be able to prevent more Palestinian families from facing the cruel reality of forced displacement and homelessness.

Please write to your Member of Parliament asking them to raise your concerns with the government and take action. You can use the template letter here or available as a letter or email action here.

This action alert was initiated by the UK and Ireland office of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).

For further information: http://www.quaker.org.uk/halt-demolitions-west-bank

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