The Oslo accords divided the West Bank into 3 areas (A, B, and C). The largest part, Area C (in light green) is lightly populated and under full Israeli military control. Israeli settlers are now moving in, expelling the Palestinian peasants who live there, forcing them into areas A and B. The United Church of Canada has launched an urgent appeal in support of one village located in the far south of the West Bank. more
The entire Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya may soon be demolished to make way for illegal Israeli settlers. Once this happens, the families of Susiya will be left homeless in harsh desert conditions. Of the 450 residents, 120 are children.
The United Church of Canada has launched an urgent appeal in support Palestinian villagers in Khirbet Susiya. The appeal asks UCC members to write their MPs and the foreign policy leaders of the 4 main parties in Parliament.