Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Israeli authorities block Palestinian mining, resulting in loss of hundreds of millions

No Comments 04 May 2016

Natof quarry. Photo: Dror Etkes via B'tselem

Natof quarry. Photo: Dror Etkes via B’tselem

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Legal Work

RHR legal success: Settler encroaching on private Palestinian land to be removed

No Comments 27 April 2016

On April 11th, RHR achieved an important milestone in a seven year struggle to return to Palestinians from Kariyut the lands taken over by a settler from Shilo. In her ruling, the judge gave credence to Kariyut’s claim that their ability to access or defend their lands had been severely curtailed because of settler guns and army roadblocks.

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General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Parasha / E-Letter, Refugees rights - UNHCR

Passover Thoughts 5776: Where is God’s Glory?

No Comments 26 April 2016

As we near the final days of Passover, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, president and senior rabbi for Rabbis for Human Rights, shares his thoughts on the holiday. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR statement on recent arrest of Jewish terror cell

1 Comment 20 April 2016

The Shin Bet today announced the arrest of six settlers and a soldier suspected of attacking Palestinians in the West Bank. RHR responds: Continue Reading

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

THE MANDATE OF THE ARMY TO DEFEND PALESTINIANS MUST BE A PART OF THE ARMY’S NORM

No Comments 10 April 2016

On April 4th, extremist settlers from Itamar came down in the direction of the Palestinian farmers who had entered their farmlands in coordination with the Israeli army. The settlers approached the farmers in a threating manner. However, the farmers were accompanied by IDF forces who prevented the extremists from getting near the Palestinians or harming them.

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Education, General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Parasha / E-Letter

Every Person Has Their Hour: Purim Thoughts for 5776

1 Comment 23 March 2016

“Perhaps some of the students, and some of you, are/were infuriated by any suggestion that the responsibility for what we had just seen lay with anybody other than the perpetrator, or perhaps Palestinians in general. Others may be angry with me for justifying violence against Palestinians by seemingly backing the dangerous assertion we actually hear from time to time, that Palestinians are descendants of Amalek.” Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

WATCH: Violent settler attempts to attack Palestinian, threatens children & activists

No Comments 23 March 2016

An Israeli resident of the South Hebron Hills was filmed by a Ta’ayush activist as he attempted to attack an elderly Palestinian shepherd, threatened to butcher his children at night, and called to hang human rights activists.

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General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

WATCH: Israeli army does nothing as illegal construction done on Palestinian lands

No Comments 21 March 2016

In this documentation from last Friday (March 11th), soldiers and the Brigadier from Gush Etzion are seen next to illegal construction at the Givat Sorek outpost, built on Palestinian lands. The Brigadier speaks with workers from the outpost while soldiers mill around; no one, including a police officer present, gets involved. The Brigadier and the Civil Administration officers leave and the work does not stop. One of the soldiers shakes the hand of one of the workers, and the police present continue to do nothing. 
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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Photos: Rabbinical student tour to threatened villages Susya & Umm el Hiran/Atir

No Comments 20 March 2016

On March 18th, rabbinical students studying for the year in Israel and other future Jewish leaders joined Rabbis for Human Rights for a fascinating and important tour to the threatened villages of Umm el Hiran/Atir and Susya. 

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Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

With the help of RHR’s legal team, Palestinians plough land in areas known for violence

No Comments 29 February 2016

Last week, RHR clients in two Palestinian villages in the occupied territories were able to successfully access and work their land in areas with histories of violence and intimidation from nearby settlers.

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