Israeli military units, armed with a court order and, potentially, U.S.-made weapons, could forcibly remove over 2,000 Palestinians from the Masafer Yatta region of the West Bank.
Earlier this month, the Israeli High Court of Justice ruled that the Palestinian people living in the only homes they’ve ever known can be forcibly evicted, and the region transformed into a military training zone called Firing Zone 918.
This is outrageous and yet, not at all surprising because this is exactly what occupation looks like. We can make a real difference in this moment, because when the State Department talks about these issues, it slows down evictions and safeguards people’s homes. That’s why it’s so crucial that we act now - because every moment has the potential to stop a bulldozer.