Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR to Legal Advisor: Open investigation into head of Havat Gilad yeshiva & Arutz 7

No Comments 03 January 2018

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 3 2018

RHR demands that Rabbi Meir Goldmintz be investigated for soliciting an offense after he encouraged the building of outposts on private Palestinian land in an op-ed published on Arutz 7 (Israel National News). RHR also calls for an examination into the conduct of the media platform that published his call.

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General, Occupied Territories

The compromising of human rights and Israel’s status in the world

1 Comment 01 January 2018

Last Thursday, Ahed Tamimi’s detention was extended, making it appear she will be detained longer than the young man who attacked Rabbi Arik Ascherman in 2015.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Summary: RHR 2017 West Bank Olive Harvest

No Comments 27 December 2017

This year, RHR successfully enabled a Palestinian landowner to harvest on their land after many years of blocked access. We documented dozens of attacks  and unlawful expulsions and enabled multiple Palestinian farmers to return to their work or secured them access to their lands. On the other hand, violence from Israeli settlers or, in some cases, inappropriate actions from the security forces, resulted in many hardships to harvesters. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR to Shaked: Use influence to call for investigation into beating of Palestinian

No Comments 20 December 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 19 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights calls for the military authorities to investigate a video documenting Israeli soldiers beating a bound Palestinian, and appealed to Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked to use her influence to ensure the case is fully investigated, as she did when she called for an investigation into Breaking the Silence’s spokesperson. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Court’s Message: Violent attacks on human rights workers are worth it

No Comments 18 December 2017

Before leaving Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR), Rabbi Arik Ascherman, then serving as RHR’s president, experienced a violent attack which was filmed by our field director Zakaria Sadah. This Saturday night (December 16th) the Magistrate’s Court in Petach Tikvah ruled that the youth will not be handed a criminal sentence. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Extremist settlers attack Palestinian school & home in Burin as soldiers look on

2 Comments 13 December 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights call on the Israeli army to finally confront the phenomenon of soldiers standing idly by while Palestinian are brutally attacked, as documented once again today (December 13 2017) by RHR. As a further illustration of this inappropriate behavior, the soldiers today used tear gas against the Palestinians – the victims of the attack – rather than attempt to stop the perpetrators. Violent settlers cannot be above the law; not only are their actions immoral, they also contribute to the undermining of security in the area and thus endanger life.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

The distorted “logic” of collective punishment and violence

No Comments 11 December 2017

From a shocking attack on settlement youth to the threat of a new wave of violence: How the extremists control us

The violent events around the recent incident near the Palestinian village of Kusra have yet to be fully understood but some things are already certain.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR to legal advisor: Investigate tv host Avri Gilad for suspicion of incitement to violence

No Comments 05 December 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 4 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights in letter to Israel’s Legal Advisor: Investigate television morning host Avri Gilad on suspicion of incitement Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Preliminary Palestinian testimony regarding shooting of farmer by settler near Kusra

1 Comment 30 November 2017

IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The following testimony was given by Palestinian residents of Kusra to Zakaria Sadah, head of the field department at Rabbis for Human Rights: Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

Rabbis for Human Rights stands with our colleagues at Breaking the Silence

1 Comment 21 November 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights responds to the recent persecution of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli anti-occupation organization. Continue Reading

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