The morning of Monday, July 22, 2019, Palestinian families in the village of Sur Baher woke up to the sound of bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli troops that had been ordered to oversee the destruction of their homes. Israeli demolition crews are now in the process of destroying 16 Palestinian apartment buildings, totaling 100 home units in East Jerusalem, under the justification that the homes were too close to the Separation wall. Israel says the homes are a “security” risk.

The demolitions are part of an ongoing policy where Israel is bent on controlling the demographics of East Jerusalem in order to maintain a Jewish majority. When Israel built its Separation wall, they built it to place the Palestinian Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood of Sur Baher inside Israel, even though legally it's part of the West Bank. Israel denied the community building permits and then when the Palestinian Authority gave permits to the families, Israel declared they had the right to demolish the homes — most of the homes were built by hand, stone by stone.

The displacement of people (via home demolitions) is a war crime and 2020 candidates should speak out against it.

Send a message to the 2020 candidates: speak out against Israel’s demolishing of Sur Baher.

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  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    commented 2020-02-09 10:47:53 -0500
    Leave. Us. Alone. Trump. Administrations. No. War. Powers. Sex. Powers. Instead. Peace. Plan. Instead. No. Demolitions. Overseas. My. Money. Gets. Higher. No matter. What.
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    commented 2020-01-08 23:26:57 -0500
    Stop demolition of homes 🚌 BUSINESSES it is very much unsecrate…..Abuse.
  • zizzieozalezoxiama
    commented 2019-12-09 06:34:27 -0500
    Support. No Bann on Muslim. Plus. Support the. Grace act please. Illegals need. Drivers. License.
  • Murugan Elu
    commented 2019-09-21 21:18:48 -0400
    For me where one stands on #Palestinian cause and justice is a litmus test. Anyone that wants my vote need to pass this, I will not compromise.
  • Joyce Laneyrie
    commented 2019-08-08 01:04:53 -0400
    It is not antisemitic to oppose the deliberate destruction of lives , homes and businesses of
    The Palestinian people.
    The U.S gov is complicit and is not following
    the laws set by the Oslo accords. My governor, Ron
    De Santis took a junket on my tax $$ last month .He
    declared that Florida will not allow anyone to boycott
    Israeli goods or services.This fraudulent declaration
    is illegal .Our police depts are being trained in Israeli
    technics.
    I will actively honor Palestinians by not participating or purchasing any Israeli goods until
    a peaceful agreement is reached by an
    Unbiast world wide justice seeking council. One that will restore housing, education, freedom of movement , electricity and all things that give dignity
    to human beings.
    The present conditions under which the Palestinian people now live are in fact , to any honest viewer , a concentration camp. Millions around the world no matter what religion , see this as
    dehumanizing and despicable.
  • Joyce Laneyrie
    commented 2019-08-08 01:04:52 -0400
    It is not antisemitic to oppose the deliberate destruction of lives , homes and businesses of
    The Palestinian people.
    The U.S gov is complicit and is not following
    the laws set by the Oslo accords. My governor, Ron
    De Santis took a junket on my tax $$ last month .He
    declared that Florida will not allow anyone to boycott
    Israeli goods or services.This fraudulent declaration
    is illegal .Our police depts are being trained in Israeli
    technics.
    I will actively honor Palestinians by not participating or purchasing any Israeli goods until
    a peaceful agreement is reached by an
    Unbiast world wide justice seeking council. One that will restore housing, education, freedom of movement , electricity and all things that give dignity
    to human beings.
    The present conditions under which the Palestinian people now live are in fact , to any honest viewer , a concentration camp. Millions around the world no matter what religion , see this as
    dehumanizing and despicable.
  • Alexistori T Gonzalez
    commented 2019-08-07 14:49:57 -0400
    Stop. Demolición. Get. Out. The. Horrors. Of. Santanic. Worship. Out. Of. My. Washington. D.C. of. Pence. Trump. And. His. Administraciones. Bolton. Pence. Jared. Kushner. Giuliano. Steve. Etc. We. Keep. Cash. Cash. Cash. Snow. Snow. Snow. i. Have. Way. Tooo. Much. Sickness. Sickness. Sickness. Without. Cash. Snow. Cash. Snow
  • Alexistori T Gonzalez
    commented 2019-07-30 11:17:38 -0400
    No. Wars. Stop. Overseas. Demolición. Please. No. Destroys. For. Peoples. Homes. Etc. Sustainablegovernment. Control. investigaciones. Stephen. Miller. Trump. Jared. Kushner. Bolton. Pence. Pomeo. These. Are. Total. Jerks. Plus. Criminals….
  • Janice Gintzler
    commented 2019-07-29 17:16:40 -0400
    Palestinians are personae non grata the world over. Stand with them. Their lives and homes have been demolished by Israeli forces.
  • Patricia Macleod
    commented 2019-07-27 19:40:05 -0400
    “Never Again” Israelis have become the new NAZIs. Netanyahu’s real name is Mileikowsky. His family is from Poland and these Europeans anti-semites have zero claim on Palestinian lands. Genocide and destruction is the hallmark of Satan’s chosen and a total contempt for others on the planet.
  • Alexistori T Gonzalez
    commented 2019-07-26 12:56:24 -0400
    Leave. Our. Overseas. Country. Alone. Stop. Screwing. Around. With. American. People. Etc. To. Start. Wars…..Because. To. Mess with. People. Overseas. To. Screw. With there. Homes….is. A. Major. Disaster….Plus. Causing. The. Planet global. Warming….and. Money. Disasters…..Lets. Cool. Planet. Lock. The. Evil. Cash. Clowns. in prison. Please. Thanks A. Bunch….
  • Nancy and Rusty Nelson
    followed this page 2019-07-26 12:26:28 -0400
  • Monte McKenzie
    commented 2019-07-26 10:50:19 -0400
    America & West Virginia stand for freedom of religion and expression !
  • Monte McKenzie
    commented 2019-07-26 10:45:03 -0400
    YES ,a war crime ! not unlike the shooting of hundreds of paalistinians murdered over the past 75 yeasrs!
    This isn’t a NEW CRIME , it’s been ongoing and Israeel has a long list of UN violations of international crimes never answered for! See the UN record!
  • Ed Agro
    commented 2019-07-26 09:41:41 -0400
    I applaud your struggle to resist the federal government’s attempts to suppress the right of boycott and disinvestment, particularly our resistance to the apartheid state of Israel. Governmental repression of our rights won’t do any good anyway, I’m a free citizen, and know how to act. – ed agro, Massachusetts.
  • Fuad Farradj
    commented 2019-07-26 01:25:09 -0400
    Why have we forgotten what it is to be American? Is supporting Zionism truly what it means to be American? We should be so much better. End support for Israel and take care of our families at home. Bring peace to the Middle East. We cannot continue to allow our lawmakers to profit from war. It’s unethical and it’s not what it means to be American.
  • Larry Kent Maxwell
    commented 2019-07-25 23:59:16 -0400
    Remember Rachel Corrie!
  • Jules Beswick
    followed this page 2019-07-25 23:48:59 -0400
  • Sucy Varughese
    commented 2019-07-25 21:41:39 -0400
    Not good enough for the US to condemn Israel’s illegal demolitions of Palestinian homes and forced evictions as war crimes but to support UN Security Council Resolution to end to these war crimes.
  • Teresa Robinson
    commented 2019-07-25 21:02:56 -0400
    Some of our TREASONOUS lawmakers have given Israel the complete control of our government.We are Israel’s *, our country and citizens the SACRIFICIAL LAMB, our tax dollars stolen and our soldiers forced to die, to shed blood for Israel, blood on our hands and targets on our backs.And LAWMAKERS bank accounts filled with bribes, aka donations.
  • Tom Macchia
    commented 2019-07-25 18:28:37 -0400
    I will neither support nor vote for any US candidate who does not see the settlement colonies as a war crime or supports the outrageous giveaway of US tax $$$ to the War Criminal Israeli government. Supporting War Criminals is collusion. Remember Rachael Corrie!
  • Marcello Rodriguez
    commented 2019-07-25 16:59:29 -0400
    power corrects, absolute power corrects absolutely
  • Farahnaz M
    commented 2019-07-25 16:16:29 -0400
    Before God, ideology doesn’t matter. Do not insist on being right based on your connection with God.
    If you are harming people, you do not have a divine ideology. Review your ideology !!
    If you want to be divine, ease up suffering, that is what Moses did, that is what Jesus did, that is what Mohammad did, along with many true human beings.
  • Mark Smith
    commented 2019-07-25 15:36:10 -0400
    Israel does not have the right to destroy Palestinian homes. And we have a right to boycott Israel when it does!
  • Ben Rall
    commented 2019-07-25 15:09:27 -0400
    Make Israel Palestine Again
  • Peter Hawxhurst
    followed this page 2019-07-25 14:54:01 -0400
  • Yuana Blanke
    followed this page 2019-07-25 14:35:49 -0400
  • Patricia Blair
    commented 2019-07-25 14:17:33 -0400
    Boycotting is a First Amendment Right!