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Arab Susya Quakes as Regavim Walks Tall
Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/12

Posted on 05/09/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

A lone Jew dedicated to fighting for Judea and Samaria in Israel's courts has struck fear into the Arab residents of Arab Susya.

The Susya in question, which lies between Kiryat Arba-Hevron and Arad, is eponymously named for a nearby Jewish community that pre-dates its construction.

"He comes with small weapons and his camera, sometimes with armed forces, sometimes with settlers,” Susya resident Nasser Nawaja told the Bethlehem-based Maan News Agency.

The man in question is Ovad Arad, director of the Judea and Samaria section of the Regavim non-governmental organization.

Arad is tasked with photographing and documenting illegal Arab construction in Israeli-administered areas for the group’s legal petitions demanding expedited demolitions.

Susya, an Arab village of 350, now feels it is at risk of destruction due to Arad's conscientious, law-loving vocation. The petition against Susya was filed in 2010.

“Wherever they find a Palestinian home, in Israel or Jerusalem or the West Bank, they ask the court to demolish it,” Nawaja complained.

Founded in 2006, Regavim seeks to "prevent foreign elements from taking over the Jewish People’s territorial resources," but its permit is under development.

Aiming to see equal enforcement of Israeli law in Judea and Samaria, Regavim serves as a counter-weight to the numerous left-wing and Arab organizations seeking the destruction of Jewish communities.

"We are trying to spread the truth about the land in Judea and Samaria," Regavim northern director Meir Deutsch told Ma'an.

In recent years, observers have noted the pace of illegal Arab construction in Israeli administered zones - often funded by the Palestinian Authority - has outstripped illegal Jewish construction tenfold.

Despite this, statistics show the Israeli government demolishes far more Jewish construction than illegal Arab construction on a per capita basis.

To stop that trend, Regavim has mounted a legal campaign ...


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabsusya; cameras; israel; ngo; regavim
'bout time.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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Wherever they find a Palestinian home, in Israel or Jerusalem or the West Bank, they ask the court to demolish it. Should have noted illegally constructed. And the Israeli Government does.......................

2 posted on 05/09/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5

Now that what he does has been broadcast around the world, I’m sure someone will take issue with it.

3 posted on 05/09/2012 6:23:28 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: philetus

I’m sure they already have, and he doesn’t care.

4 posted on 05/10/2012 12:19:18 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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