Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Press release: Recent gains by RHR in returning lands to Palestinian owners

No Comments 13 February 2015

In recent days and months, RHR has made several significant gains returning land to Palestinian land owners that had either been taken over by settlers, or where settlers made access extremely difficult. A list of several of these gains appears below. In light of the fact that the takeover of agricultural land is proceeding today at a much faster pace than the building of settlements, these successes are very important indicator that it is possible to stop settler encroachment where there is willingness by Israel to honor Palestinian land ownership. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR sends send message of hope and solidarity in joint Israeli-Palestinian tree planting

1 Comment 05 February 2015

PRESS RELEASE| FEBRUARY 4 2015

Rabbis for Human Rights and the Olive Harvest Coalition send message of hope and solidarity in joint Israeli-Palestinian tree planting Continue Reading

General, Press Releases

Over 400 Rabbis call on Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop administrative home demolitions

7 Comments 05 February 2015

PRESS RELASE | FEBRUARY 3

Over 400 Rabbis from around the world call on Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop administrative home demolitions. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Wave of administrative demolitions strikes East Jerusalem & West Bank

2 Comments 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

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Mature olive trees felled in Palestinian village Yassuf

No Comments 12 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE | January 11th 2015

Estimated 50 mature olive trees were discovered felled in the Palestinian village Yassuf on January 11th.

Mature trees are more expensive, and it will take the farmers decades in order to make up for the losses caused by today’s destruction. Trees cut in this fashion almost invariably die.

Rabbis for Human Rights expresses its shock at this criminal act and calls on the security forces to make every effort to quickly find those responsible and bring them to justice.

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Images: Zacharia Sadah, RHR
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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

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Demolition where far right activist announced intention to settle

No Comments 01 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 1 2014

Home demolished in East Jerusalem in an area where far right-wing activist Aryeh King announced his intention to settle. Continue Reading

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