PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 12 2015
Affidavit by the planner Professor Rassem Khamaiseh Details Planning Discrimination in Area C of the West Bank, Lack of Understanding, and Disrespect for Palestinian Culture Continue Reading
On Sunday, April 12 2015, the High Court will once again hear the planning and zoning petition submitted by RHR and partners.* As previously promised, we have once again sent our petition, signed by over 400 rabbis and cantors, to the office of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The petition requests that the state withdraw opposition to the High Court appeal, which seeks to put an end to administrative demolitions by allowing Palestinian villages in Area C to participate in the planning and developing of their own communities. A number of new rabbis and cantors from around the world have signed the petition since we last submitted it to the Prime Minister in February.
In the end of April 2014, after a decade of work, the High Court of Justice heard an appeal from Rabbis for Human Rights along with partners the village council of Dirat-Rafa’aya, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and The Society of Saint Yves- The Catholic Center for Human Rights, demanding that planning authority be returned to Palestinian hands for their own communities in Area C of the West Bank. At the hearing the judges indicated that although they would not force the state to accept our solution, the current status quo of discrimination and demolitions is unacceptable. They gave the state 90 days to come up with a solution. Continue Reading
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Rabbi Arik W. Ascherman
RHR President and Senior Rabbi
Illegal outpost built on private Palestinian land outside the settlement Carmei Tzur demolished today in response to the filing of a petition by RHR Continue Reading
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