In 2011 the women of Susiya documented their life as a part of a participatory photography project conducted by Activestills photographer Keren Manor and guest photographer Mareike Lauken. This project was one of many activities of the village´s Creative and Learning Center.
The village of Susiya is under threat of being totally demolished by the Israeli authorities.
Around 400 people from 45 shepherds and farmers families are living in the Palestinian village of Susiya, located in south Hebron hills. They have lived in this region on a seasonal basis since at least the 19th century. In 1986 the Israeli authority expelled the residents of Susiya from their original village and declared the zone to be a “national park”. The families reestablished residence on agricultural lands they own, next to their previous homes. In 2001 the Israeli army expelled the villagers from their lands for the second time.
On Tuesday, 12 June 2012, Israel’s Civil Administration distributed demolition orders to over 50 structures in the village. There are also demolition orders for a shop, a clinic, a community center and solar panels. If the demolition will take place, this will be the third time that Israel has tried to expel the residents of Susiya from their lands.
The village of Susiya, located in area C (under Israeli military and civil control) surrounded by Israeli illegal settlements and has faced countless attacks by settlers and harassment by the Israeli army.
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