Help Jayyous Keep Its Land
The people of Jayyous, in the West Bank, are fighting to keep their land, and they need our help.
Last winter, Israel's Wall was built right through Jayyous's land, cutting the people of the village off almost completely from their farms. Now, the nearby Israel settlement of Zufin is expanding on to Jayyous's farmland. Hundreds of olive trees have been uprooted, as Jayyous struggles to save its land.
The pressure to stop Israel's expropriation of Jayyous's land is building. Senator Lincoln Chafee from Rhode Island has already sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, objecting to what's happening to Jayyous and asking for an explanation. The New York Times recently wrote a feature story about the situation in Jayyous, which you can read here.
Help us build on that pressure by sending a letter to your elected representatives, asking them to support Lincoln Chafee's initiative to investigate the situation in Jayyous and to stop Zufin's expansion. We'll CC your letter to Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens, whose company's bulldozers are uprooting Jayyous's trees.