In response to the Israeli occupation’s ongoing ethnic cleansing in Masafer Yatta, UK-based Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA) has launched a campaign urging people in the UK to write to their MPs demanding sanctions on Israel until it stops its latest violation of international law.
Masafer Yatta is a rural area in the south of the occupied West Bank, home to over 1000 Palestinians including 500 children. Earlier this month, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the ancient Palestinian villages of Masafer Yatta be ethnically cleansed of their Palestinian inhabitants.
“It’s so important that we write to our MPs about what’s happening right now in Masafer Yatta” says Shamiul Joarder, Head of Public Affairs at FOA. “Our MPs are supposed to represent our views, so when we tell them about Israel making 500 Palestinian children homeless, they should be taking the next steps to call for sanctions on Israel.”
The expulsion of Palestinian residents from Masafer Yatta is part of Israel’s ongoing illegal occupation and apartheid policies in Palestine.