An entire Palestinian village that has received Australian aid money to help improve living conditions is facing demolition by Israeli authorities.
Australian NGO Action Aid has been working in Susiya, about 50 kilometres south of Jerusalem in the Palestinian occupied territories, for the past four years.
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It has established programs supporting women, including buying sheep and beehives, and has constructed two buildings that are used as a clinic and a kindergarten.
Village elder Abu Mohamad Nawaja was born and raised in Susiya village.
"Allow me to say thank you to the Australian Government, thanks to the Australian Action Aid," he told the ABC's 7.30 program.
But it may all be for nothing after Israeli authorities determined that planning permission was never given for the village to be built, and have granted a demolition order for the whole of Susiya.
"They will confiscate this land for the settlers, so they can expand their settlements and live comfortably," Abu Mohamad said.
"They want to destroy us, our lives and our kids' lives."http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-30/palestinian-susiya-receiving-australian-aid-facing-demolition/6661220