Skip to comments.Susya Residents Confront Army: 'You've Put Us in a Ghetto'
Posted on 04/13/2011 2:23:39 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The decision on April 4 by the Hevron Brigade Commander Col. Guy Hazut to allow the family of the man who murdered Susya resident Yair Har-Sinai H"yd into the agricultural fields of Susya has the community up in arms. Susya is located on the southern edge of the Hevron Hills, between Kiryat Arba-Hevron and Arad. It is situated about one mile north of a separation fence checkpoint.
The field in question is a mere 300 meters away from the entrance to the community. The army has imposed a closure order around the entire area, allowing Jews to walk about freely only in Susya proper, thus threatening to turn it into a ghetto. In a confrontation between Hazut and residents of Susya on Shabbat (Saturday), the commander was accused of failing to relay to his superiors the security implication of the decision. The murderers have become sufficiently emboldened to threaten Susya residents with "another Itamar".
Hazut was told that he was not in his position as a neutral U.N. mediator, but as someone whose job is to defend Jews. Hazut replied that it was the army's job to prevent trespassing on a Palestinian's land, thus accepting the Arab view that the land is theirs by default, although they have no legal title to the land and the Jews have held presumptive title for some time.
Arutz Sheva talked with Rabbi Eliezer Altshuler, spokesperson and rabbi for Susya, and asked him to provide further background on the story.....
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There is no Palestine.
However, if it is a piece of property bought and paid for, stay off it. It’s called trespassing.
No country can survive if it lets treason stand.
It appears that it was neither bought nor paid for by anyone. It’s “unregistered”. According to the Ottoman Land Reform Act of 1861, if you cultivate unregistered land for three consecutive years, it becomes yours. Thus, if the town of Susya planted three trees there and let them grow for three years, it becomes the property of the town of Susya. I’ve never seen the act, but my son explained it to me when he showed me his staked claim and told me that he’d have to wait on planting the trees ‘til the local council calms down about the wave of claim-stakings.
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...the Hevron Brigade Commander Col. Guy Hazut... was accused of failing to relay to his superiors the security implication of the decision. The murderers have become sufficiently emboldened to threaten Susya residents with "another Itamar". Hazut was told that he was not in his position as a neutral U.N. mediator..."I was just following orders."