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Report: Forced displacement on both sides of the Green Line

By Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

A new Adalah report documents the parallels between two Palestinian villages, Al-Araqib in Israel and Susiya in the West Bank, which share a single story of struggle against home demolitions and forced displacement. The report sets out the methods of displacement used by Israel to expel Palestinian communities from their land on both sides of the Green Line, and examines the legal context in which it takes place.

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Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel is an independent human rights organization and legal center. Established in November 1996, it works to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, 1.2 million people, or 20 percent of the population, as well as Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
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    1. rsgengland

      In the Negev, the case has been through trial after trial, without the village being able to prove its claims.
      The land was and is state land.
      The people will be resettled in a new community.
      Instead of continuously struggling to stop this, why not try to ensure that the residents of the village, get a decent new place to live with all necessary amenities and services.
      The knee jerk reaction to protest and fight, wastes energy, time and money, for an often lousy result.

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      • The question (and I know not the answer) is whether their present residence was forced upon them in the past by the State. If so, the State should have no claim to move them again. The act of forced relocation, irregardless of reason, should tie the State’s hands now; there is an implicit promise assumed by the State upon relocation, especially after decades.

        I am not surprised the courts ignore this logic.

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      • directrob

        Law should be applied in good faith not to rob the natives of their rights.

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