Demand MPs take action over forced evictions and displacement of Palestinians

Write to your MP. Demand justice and accountability for Palestinians, and action over forced evictions, displacement, settler violence and ethnic cleansing.

In the early hours of 11 July, Israeli police forcibly displaced and removed another Palestinian family from their home of 70 years. Nora Sub-Laban, who was born in her home in the old city of Jerusalem, and her family, has fought for decades against illegal Israeli settler groups seeking to forcibly displace her and steal her home. Forcible transfer constitutes a war crime, according to the UN. We encourage Caabu members, supporters and friends, to write to their Members of Parliament (MPs), other elected representatives, the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and the Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, demanding an end to these cruel violations of international law, and demand an end to the trade with illegal Israeli settlements, and the outlawing of settlers groups and their activities, here in the UK. You can find your MP and their contact details by entering your postcode here. Correspondence to James Cleverly can be sent to [email protected] and the Prime Minister here.

Please watch the video below from Caabu's Joseph Willits

Acts of ethnic cleansing are happening across illegally occupied Palestinian territory. whether this is in occupied East Jerusalem, or elsewhere across the occupied West Bank.  Nora’s story is part of a dehumanising settler war against Palestinians, and is another name in a long list of families and communities being targeted. We see such forced eviction and forcible dispossession in Jerusalem’s Old City, other Jerusalem neighbourhoods like Sheikh Jarrah or Silwan, Khan Al Ahmar and other areas of the Jordan Valley, or Masafer Yatta and others communities in the South Hebron Hills. The Nakba or catastrophe is 75 years old and hasn’t let up any of its brutality. It is ongoing.

Decades of intimidation, harassment, from Israeli settlers and Israeli occupation forces faced by the likes of Nora, are met with international inaction. The major powers fail to call for accountability for the Israeli occupation forces and settlers who act with impunity, and who are ever more emboldened and brazen in their crimes and abuses. Settler violence and pogroms continue with excessive violence, safe in the knowledge that they’ll never be held accountable. Settler violence is sanctioned, enabled and encouraged by the Israeli state.

Caabu delegations have met with Nora Sub Laban and her family on several occasions, including in February 2016 and October 2016. One MP, Imran Hussain raised Nora’s story at Prime Minister's Questions, prompting then Prime Minister David Cameron to condemn Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem.

At Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Questions on 18 July 2023, both Imran Hussain MP and Richard Burgon MP, who visited Nora Sub Laban at her hime in February 2016, raised the forced eviction of her and her family from their home on 11 July 2023.

Nora's story can also be watched in Caabu's 50 year anniversary video, produced in 2017.