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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Occupied Territories

A message to Education Minister Naftali Bennett

No Comments 22 November 2016

Recently Naftali Bennett, Minster of Education, claimed that the vision of the two state solution is dead. RHR does not have a position favoring one political solution over another, but if the Minister of Education is certain of this, than it is even more incumbent upon him to ensure the human rights of Palestinians living in the West Bank —whom he envisions as a part of Israel — are granted. Continue Reading

Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Field Report: 2016 Olive Harvest

No Comments 14 November 2016

Please see below for a summary of this year’s olive harvest.

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Occupied Territories

Army returns damaged solar panels to Bedouin village without compensation

No Comments 07 November 2016

Last year, the army confiscated solar panels from the Jahalin Bedouin community Khan al Ahmar, outside of the Israeli settlement Kfar Adumim. After a legal battle, the court ordered the panels to be returned. However, they were returned damaged and no compensation has been ordered. Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann, who has worked with the Jahalin community for years, explains: Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Young Jahalin Bedouin girls explore painting and art with RHR volunteers

No Comments 04 November 2016

Check out these gorgeous photos taken by a participant in Solidarity of Nations – Achvat Amim volunteering with Rabbis for Human Rights’ after school program for Bedouin Jahalin children in the occupied territories. We are lucky to have two artistic and talented women volunteering with us this year who are sharing their passion for art with the young girls. Look closely and you will see that these landscapes are inspired by the work of American artist Edward Hopper. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Soldiers needlessly attempt to obstruct Palestinian from harvesting olives

1 Comment 03 November 2016

With Rabbis for Human Rights’ intervention, Palestinian farmer in the Gush Etzion region is permitted to continue his harvest after soldiers attempt to obstruct the work.

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Occupied Territories

High Court hearing could impact fate of Palestinian village Dkaika & its 300 residents

No Comments 30 October 2016

PRESS RELEASE | NOVEMBER 1 2016

On November 2, Rabbis for Human Rights will be representing the village of Dkaika, located in Area C of the occupied territories,  at the High Court of Justice in an attempt to prevent the forced displacement of villagers from their homes. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN US IN THE OLIVE GROVES!

No Comments 27 October 2016

The olive harvest is winding down! Now is the time to sign up to join us in the occupied territories as we assist Palestinian farmers pick their olives, ensuring they are able to safely complete the harvest. Your presence not only deters Jewish extremists from causing problems, but also sows seeds of fellowship and hope.

Join us and help us show these farmers, whose previous experiences with Jews and Israelis is often only with radical extremists, a kinder and more loving face of Judaism!

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Photos are from the harvest at Deir al Hatab on Tuesday, October 25 2016.

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General, Occupied Territories

RHR stands in solidarity with our colleagues at B’Tselem and American Friends of Peace Now

1 Comment 20 October 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights supports our colleagues at American Friends of Peace Now and the Israeli human rights NGO B’tselem on their appearance before the United Nations Security Council and stands in solidarity with them in light of recent attacks  against them – especially by the Prime Minister – after their criticising of the occupation. Continue Reading

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