The solar panels that are threatened to be demolished
The Weekly Report of Rabbis for Human Rights
This week we continue to reveal how problematic it is that people in Israel and in the occupied territories do not to have a roof over their heads. We call for s new policy in this issue. At the same time we call the Civil Administration to stop demolishing houses and threatening many villages in the occupied territories.
Rabbi Nativ brings us a social ideological reading of Parashat B’Har and shows the alternative concealed in it.
Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann describes the last week’s unusual events in the occupied territories, among them: a demolition of a restaurant in Wallaje, an arbitrary arrest in Yanun, settlers from Shilo harassed a Palestinian, and something positive: a Palestinian farmer from Farata got access to his lands and could plow.
Adv. Quamar Mishirqi-Asad tells us about threats of the Civil Administration in the occupied territories. In the first case, Abu Asama, from the village of El-Hader, reveals to us a twisted reality. At the same time that the Civil Administration does not recognize his ownership on his lands and he fights against demolition orders, the settlers actually destroy his property by constant harassment. The second case, the village of Bir El Id received demolition orders for the solar panels, the only electricity source of the village and is now fighting for its existence and future.
Please write to the Well Fare minister and ask him not to stop Ruti’s allowance and to enable her to finish her studies, so she could work (in Hebrew only). We in Rabbis for Human Rights congratulate the Minister of Housing on his decision to increase the sum of money for renting apartments to those who are waiting to receive public housing. It is a step towards the right direction (our comment was broadcasted on the radio). An institutional racism know how to fight against an incitement of an Muslim religious leader in Nazareth, but is dumbstruck and actually supporting incitements of Jewish rabbis in the ideological settlements. Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann reminds us the institutions dealt the authors of “Torat Hamelech” in Haokets site. (in Hebrew, to be translated).