Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

High Court Petition: Detained Palestinian minors must receive the right to review process

No Comments 28 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 28 2017

Petition to the Israel High Court demands detained Palestinian minors receive the right to a review process,  as is standard in Israel and mandatory under international treaties. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Response to Kerry’s plan shows planning rights wrongly used as political leverage

No Comments 20 February 2017

Once again it seems that Palestinian’s right to plan and build in Area C is being used as political leverage. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

PALESTINIAN FARMERS SUCCESSFULLY ACCESS THEIR LAND NEAR AVIGAYIL OUTPOST

1 Comment 15 January 2017

A month ago, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) demanded at the High Court that Palestinian farmers from the village Yatta be permitted to access and plough their lands adjacent to the illegal outpost Avigayil in the South Hebron Hills. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Court orders Palestinians, previously barred from land, be permitted agricultural access

No Comments 02 January 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2016

In de facto implementation of controversial “Formalization Law,” Court also permits outpost access road on private Palestinian land to remain Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Rabbinic case against the “Formalization Bill”

2 Comments 27 December 2016

A Rabbinic Statement Regarding “The Formalization Bill” (known also as the “Theft from non-Jews law”)

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Petitions

New rabbinical letter writing campaign: Help us stop an unjust, immoral law

1 Comment 21 December 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights has launched a new, urgent campaign asking rabbis from Israel and around the world to join us in demanding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rescind a new bill legalizing land theft from Palestinians in the West Bank. This unjust, immoral legislation known as the “Formalization bill” (also known as the “Legalisation” or “Regulation” bill) is slated to be passed by the Knesset some timenext week.  Highly controversial, the proposed legislation will legitimize the theft of Palestinian land in the West Bank by  approving the construction of outposts and settlements built on private Palestinian land. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Statement on the “Formalization” Bill

No Comments 14 December 2016

A decent man or woman would refer to the “Formalization Law” by a name that reflects its true nature: “Legalization of Theft from Non-Jews Law.” Many fear for Israel’s democratic nature following the passing of such a bill; we at Rabbis for Human Rights also fear for the state’s Jewish character.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Press release: High Court demands State explain denial of land access for Palestinians

No Comments 07 December 2016

PRESS RELEASE |DECEMBER 7 2016

Israel’s High Court gives State 60 days to explain why they have denied Palestinian farmers entrance to their lands, taken-over by settler from nearby Shani Livna. Rabbis for Human Rights represented the Palestinian petitioners.

Rabbis for Human Rights: High Court decision contradicts the attitude of Formalization Bill, acknowledging wrong of theft from non-Jews (“gerim”).
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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinian reports attack by 4 Israelis in West Bank

No Comments 03 December 2016

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 4 2016

Issa Salich, 54, a Palestinian resident of the village Saviiya, south of Nablus, reported he was attacked yesterday (Friday, December 3) around 11:00 am near the entrance of the Palestinian village Sawiya, near the Israeli settlement Eli.

Salich reports that four Israelis emerged from a car that pulled up alongside him and beat him with rods while cursing him. The car then drove off, leaving him laying on the side of the road. 

Salich was admitted to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus with bone fractures (pictures below by Zakaria Sadeh, RHR). Rabbis for Human Rights will demand the security forces quickly investigate the incident.

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Legal Work, Press Releases

UPDATE: High Court orders state to enter planning discussions on future of Dkaika.

2 Comments 02 November 2016

PRESS RELEASE | NOVEMBER 2 2016

UPDATE: ISRAEL’S HIGH COURT ORDERS STATE TO ENTER INTO PLANNING DISCUSSIONS ON THE FUTURE OF PALESTINIAN VILLAGE DKAIKA.

Court also ordered halt of demolitions in the village during the 90 days of discussions

In a hearing held today at the High Court of Justice where Rabbis for Human Rights represented the Palestinian village of Dkaika, the Court ruled that both parties (Dkaika residents and the state) must enter into discussions to find a solution regarding planning for the village residents. Meanwhile no new structures should be built in the village and no demolitions should occur. The judges also expressed criticism over the state’s plans to transfer Dkaika residents to the nearby Khmeida village when there is no public benefit or need.

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