General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

RHR signs joint statement condemning denial of access for UN Special Rapporteur

2 Comments 26 January 2015

Rabbis for Human Rights has signed onto a joint statement with a number of other NGOs  to Acting Prime Minister Benjamin and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman condemning the government’s decision not to grant entry visa to the UN Special  Rapporteur. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Wave of administrative demolitions strikes East Jerusalem & West Bank

1 Comment 22 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 22 2015
 
 
The last two days have seen homes and buildings demolished in five Palestinian villages and neighborhoods within Area C of the Occupied Territories or East Jerusalem. To boot,  five houses and nine agricultural structures were demolished today in the Palestinian village Jiftlik, while additional demolitions occurred in Beit Iksa. The demolitions occur because the structures lack building permits. This is especially concerning seeing how times are especially sensitive. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel, Legal Work

In letter to Attorney General, RHR demands illegal sale of public housing apartments stop

No Comments 05 January 2015

On Thursday January 1 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights along with the Public Housing Forum sent a letter to the legal advisor of Israel’s government demanding that, in addition to an investigation of how it happened, the sale of public housing apartments to party affliates of Building Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) be stopped. While thousands of citizens wait years for public housing apartments, these apartments were sold at prices substantially below market value, often to religious institutions.

UPDATE: On the morning of Sunday, January 4th, the Ministry announced the sales are being stopped.

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Below is the letter sent by RHR:

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View the letter as a pdf

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Israeli news exposes death threats received by RHR worker

No Comments 01 January 2015

Israeli Channel 2 news last night (December 31 2014) exposed recordings of racist death threats made to RHR’s Palestinian field worker, Zacharia Sada: Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Palestinian farmer permitted to plow field at last moment below Esh Kodesh outpost

No Comments 01 January 2015

After months of failed attempts, Palestinian farmer Fawzi Ibrahim of Jalud was able to successfully coordinate with the army permission to access and plow his land just before the ending of the agricultural season, and his last chance to properly work his land. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Commander Goes Back On His Words Because He Doesn’t Have The Forces To Protect Farmer From Settlers

No Comments 23 December 2014

The Shomron Division commander and the DCO officer in charge of Palestinian agriculture have gone back on their word because they don’t have the forces to deal with the settlers of Eish Kodesh and their friends. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinians report attack by security coordinator of Nokdim settlement

No Comments 23 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2014

Palestinians who entered into farmland near the Nokdim settlement with coordination from the IDF report they were attacked by the settlement security officer who subsequently attempted to run them over with his car. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Rabbis Light Hanukah Menorah in Rubble of Demolished Palestinian Home

No Comments 22 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2014

Today (Tuesday 22.12) rabbis from Rabbis For Human Rights lit a Hanukah menorah in the rubble of a demolished Palestinian home as a statement of solidarity and our aspiration for peace and human rights. Like hundreds of other homes every year, this house was demolished because of a military planning system that doesn’t allow for even basic Palestinian development on lands that all acknowledge to be privately owned Palestinian lands. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Rabbinical Hanukah lighting against home demolitions

1 Comment 21 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 21 2014

Tomorrow, in solidarity with Palestinians against administrative home demolitions, a group of rabbis from Rabbis for Human Rights will light the Hanukkah candles on the rubble of a demolished Palestinian home in the south Hebron Hills. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Same story over and over: Army forces farmer to wait until the 11th hour to plow

No Comments 19 December 2014

For years settlers from the Eish Kodesh and Akhia outposts had been expanding the “red zone” where Palestinians enter their own land at their own peril. Despite this, in 2012, our legal department was able to return Fawzi Ibrahim of the Palestinian village Jalud back to most of his land. Unfortunately, the situation is still uneccessarily difficult and reminiscent of a Kafka story for Fawzi everytime he needs to access this own lands, which is at least twice a year. Continue Reading

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