Save Masafer Yatta
Masafer Yatta refers to an area of the South Hebron Hills in the West Bank which is home to 1800 people living in 12 villages. 8 of those villages (approx. 1000 people) face eviction by the Israeli government. Israel wants to use the area for military training and refers to the area as 'Firing Zone 918'. Their case will be heard in Israeli court on 16 December. Our interactive report gives basic information about the area and the situation surrounding it. It also provides links to more information. Check it out!
Read updates about what is happening in the area from multiple NGOs working there.
Links to resources and published articles:
Haaretz | When a Palestinian home isnâ€™t really a home (20 February 2013)
The Telegraph | Cave-dwelling Palestinian farmers facing eviction from homes
Haaretz | A Toxic Attachment
New York Times | Israel Seeks Army Use of West Bank Area (23 July 2012)
Haaretz | Israel orders demolition of 8 Palestinian villages, claims need for IDF training land(23 July 2012)
Bâ€™tselemâ€™s report about Firing Zone 918â€˛s historical and legal events since its birth until 2004: â€śMeans of Expulsion: Violence, Harassment and Lawlessness against Palestiniansâ€ť
Ochaâ€™s report about firing areas all over the West Bank: http://snipurl.com/263rrrp
Defense Ministry submission to the Israeli High Court of Justice: the State Attorney submission to the Court
Firing Zone 918â€˛s international Law violations, according to Professor Michael Bothe: http://snipurl.com/263rsfh
CPT participated in a peaceful march and bike ride to draw attention to and oppose the evictions in the Firing Zone. Read International Solidarity Movement's atricle about the demonstration here