Field Reports, Occupied Territories

45 olive trees destroyed near Burin

2 Comments 25 June 2017

Today June 25 2017, 45 olive trees, aged around forty years old, were found destroyed near the Palestinian village of Burin, outside the Yitzhar settlement. The damage was done just adjacent to Route 60, the main road running through the West Bank. Graffiti reading “revenge” was also sprayed.

Ma’an News agency: Assailants destroy 45 olive trees and spray paint “revenge” on Palestinian land

On Saturday, 24 June, twelve olive trees were discovered destroyed in a grove belonging to the village of Turmus Ayya. A Palestinian  present documented a group of settlers who claimed to be connected to the crime and the arrival of the security forces while the settlers were still present. As far as we know, no one was detained for questioning. Rabbis for Human Rights will work to clarify the details of the incident.

Haaretz: Nine attacks by settlers have been caught on camera in two months. Zero have been indicted.

General, Occupied Territories

RHR intern on visiting the Jahalin Bedouin community of Khan al Akhmar

No Comments 22 June 2017

This month, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) intern David Knopf, a student at the University of Maryland, visited the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al Akhmar with a group of rabbis from RHR. Many structures, including a special ecologically built school which RHR helped to build, are currently under the threat of demolition by the Israeli forces. 

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Occupied Territories

Update on legal proceedings regarding the Jahalin Bedouin

No Comments 12 June 2017

The following update was provided by Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of Rabbis for Human Rights. Rabbi Grenimann has worked with the Jahalin community for more than decade. 

Occupied Territories

Tomorrow: High Court to respond to demands to demolish Khan al Akhmar school

No Comments 11 June 2017


Tomorrow, Monday June 12th at 11:00am the High Court will respond to the demands of the settler organisation Regavim to carry out the army demolition order issued against the tire school at Khan Al Akhmar, which successfully provides education for one of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the West Bank. The government now actively supports this demand after repeatedly postponing until now because of international (and local) pressure. The outcome of this hearing could affect all of the Jahalin Bedouin communities in the Jerusalem periphery, especially as the State is supporting the settlers’ demand and seeking alternative sites for the school, which shows that the Civil Administration and the State are planning to go ahead with the demolition. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

New cases of discrimination in security practices reported at Asira al-Qibliya

No Comments 11 June 2017


Additional cases of discrimination in security practices reported at Asira al-Qibliya on Friday
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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Series of incidents where soldiers stand by as Palestinians are attacked

No Comments 06 June 2017


In a month and a half: A series of about six incidents where Israeli soldiers stand idly by as Palestinians are attacked by extremists settlers.

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Occupied Territories

Review: Discriminatory security policy against Palestinians in the West Bank

No Comments 06 June 2017

Not according to degree  of threat but rather by ethnic identity: A review by Rabbis for Human Rights of the systematic discrimination inherent in Israel’s security policy in the West Bank. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Officer aims rifle at Palestinian rights activist & prevents him from aiding the injured

No Comments 05 June 2017

Israeli army officer aims rifle at a Palestinian human rights activist and prevents him from aiding injured Palestinian – as attackers escape Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Hate Crime: Tractor torched, “Revenge” graffitied

1 Comment 23 May 2017

Unknown persons set fire to a tractor in the Palestinian village of Burin, near Nablus on the evening of Thursday May 18th. On a nearby wall was scrawled the inscription “revenge” in Hebrew with a Star of David. 

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Occupied Territories

Documentation: Settler runs over Palestinian demonstrators & mob attacks his vehicle

No Comments 23 May 2017

Settler runs over Palestinian demonstrators who had surrounded his car in Huwara; mob attacks his vehicle Continue Reading

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