This was the article on the front page of Haaretz this morning:
You can read the full piece here. It is too early to say what this will mean, in practice, but I think it is worth noting the timing of this “finding” by the IDF.
Now, it may be the case that the IDF ”discovered” these documents completely independent of:
-A 600 person demonstration in Susiya this past Friday.
-Statements against in the planned demolition by the US State Department and European Union.
-Media coverage of the case in The New York Times (including an Op Ed by Nasser Nawaja in The New York Times), CNN, the BBC, Haaretz, Al Jazeera, and more; and countless blog updates and Twitter storms and Facebook posts, etc.
-Tireless work by NGOs and organizations and groups including (but not limited to) Rabbis for Human Rights, BTselem, Taayush, Breaking the Silence, The Popular Struggle Coordinating Committee, Free Jerusalem, All That’s Left, Bimkom, Jewish Voice for Peace and more (Note: These are links to each group’s Susiya-specific actions).
Maybe the IDF’s “finding” (now- will everyone who claimed that ”Susiya doesn’t exist” acknowledge that they were wrong?) had nothing to do with all of those things, and the timing was just a coincidence.
Or maybe not.
Regardless, the campaign must — and will — continue, and keep growing. #SaveSusiya. Onwards.
Here are some photos from the demonstration in Susiya on Friday: