Jewish activists plan global Shabbat protest against demolitions
Participants will bring in Shabbat together, share a potluck dinner and take a group photo to upload to social media with the hashtag #ShabbatAgainstDemolition.
Jewish activists around the world are preparing to take part this weekend in a “global Shabbat against demolition” of Palestinian villages.
Event organizers say the initiative is a response to a plea by residents of four Palestinian communities – Al Arqib, Umm el-Hiran, Umm al-Khair and Sussiya – who say the demolition of their villages is imminent.
Last week, the High Court of Justice ordered Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to issue an opinion on the demolition of Sussiya within two weeks.
People from Israel, the UK, the US, Canada and Australia are taking part in the Shabbat initiative.
“As Jews, we say emphatically that forced displacement, dislocation and demolition do not represent our values,” said a joint call…
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