Dear Prime Minister,
I am writing to you to express my concern about the millions of Palestinians who live under Israel’s system of apartheid, and especially those at real risk of losing their homes.
For over 73 years, Israel has forcibly displaced entire Palestinian communities and demolished hundreds of thousands of Palestinians’ homes causing terrible trauma & suffering. Over 6 million Palestinians remain as refugees and today at least another 150,000 could lose their homes.
Israel has created and maintained laws, policies, and practices that deliberately oppress Palestinians across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). This includes racist seizures of property and planning laws and policies that make it impossible for many Palestinians to build homes. It also allows for mass demolitions of homes built without a permit, something that is routinely denied for Palestinians.
I urge you to immediately cancel all orders for forced evictions and home demolitions against Palestinians in Israel/OPT and to end the forced displacement of Palestinians.