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

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

General, Justice in Israel, Press Releases

This Wednesday, Tell the government: Stop neglecting poverty

No Comments 16 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE| November 14th 2015

Please join us this Wednesday (November 19 2014) at the Knesset’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty as we demand the government stop ignoring poverty in Israel.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at the Knesset

In the coming weeks the government is expected to approve the final budget for the coming year. This budget, however,  ignores more than 1.755 million people living in poverty in Israel. For these people, they will continue to live without essential rights, including the right to shelter, educational stipends,  and the right to search for employment without impediments. In a preliminary examination of the draft budget, the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty concluded that despite slogans and statements from elected officials that say otherwise, it seems the government intends to continue to neglect both the people in Israel living in poverty, as well as the problem of poverty in general that plagues our state.

On Wednesday, November 19 2014, the Knesset will mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, led by Knesset members Ilan Gilon, Orly Levy-Abekasis and Chaim Katz, in conjunction with the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty. The day will focus on the fight against poverty through the implementation  of the recommendations of the Alaluf Committee to Fight Poverty  into the upcoming budget of 2015.

As part of the day the Knesset committees will discuss the selected recommendations from the Alaluf report alongside ways to implement them immediately in the current budget. The day of discussions will be held in the main chamber of the Knesset and will address the question of how to influence the Israeli government to implement the recommendations of the Committee in the 2015 budget.

Agenda (subject to change)

09:00 Knesset committee discussions

  •  The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection – public housing – allocation of public housing tenants apartments Sde Dov
  • The Education, Culture and Sport – application of differential budgeting in the education system and application of the Alaluf report
  •  Labor, Welfare and Health – setting a maximum threshold for the number of families treated by family social worker, increasing standards and an equitable distribution (of what….?)
  • Economic Committee – Discussion bill public housing tenant rights (information transparency in housing) of the lobby for public housing
  • Committee on the Rights of the Child – Poverty among children in Israel following the UNICEF report

14:00 Conference Centers

  • Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog
  • Eli Alaluf, chairman of the Alaluf Committee to Fight Poverty
  • National Insurance CEO, Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef

Registration required: Click here to register (limited spots available)

Facebook event listing here

Partner organizations in the community to combat poverty:

*Union of Social Workers*Anu*Prisoner Rights*Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jewry* Association for Civil Rights in Israel*Society for Patient Rights in Israel*Unit for Community Work-Bat Yam*The Israeli Center for the Promotion of Social Justice*Sikkuy*Internships for Social Change- Beersheva*Students for Social Work*Social Safety Network*Rabbis for Human Rights*Haifa Cooperative for Stopping the Cycle of Poverty*Shatil*Yes for the Elderly-Promoting Senior Rights*Activists from communities living in poverty

General, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Mosque burned in Palestinian village of Al Mughayir

1 Comment 12 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE | November 12 2014

Early this morning, November 12, a mosque was burned in the Palestinian village of Al Mughayir, near Ramallah.

 

 

About one month ago, a mosque was burned in the village of Aqrabah, also in the Occupied Territories. It  was also reported that an ancient synagogue was fire-bombed in the city of Shfaram last night, an Arab city in Israel’s north. In times like this, when religious tensions are already extremely high, such acts are seen as grave provocations.

Ynet: Mosque set ablaze in West Bank; synagogue attacked

Al Mughayir

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PHOTOS: Zakaria Sadah of Rabbis for Human Rights

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Khirbet al-Twayel demolitions destroy ancient structures, leave village without water

No Comments 04 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE | November 3 2014

Israeli Authorities demolish two structures, reportedly from Ottoman Times, in Khirbet a-Twayel in addition to cutting off the village water supply.  Continue Reading

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