Field Reports, Occupied Territories

RHR ensures Palestinian farmers safely plough their lands

No Comments 23 March 2017

Photos yesterday of Rabbis for Human Rights field staff assisting Palestinian farmers from the village of Far’ata as they plow their fields. Many of the lands owned by the village are near the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad. Weeks ago, farmers from the same village reported an attack by extremists as soldiers stood by.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Army orders Palestinian to stop agricultural work after extremist attack

No Comments 22 March 2017

Breaking: Army orders Palestinian farmers from Burin to abandon their coordinated ploughing due to attacks on them by extremist settlers 

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Palestinians report attack by soldiers as they worked on a road in Area B

No Comments 12 March 2017

The soldiers withdrew after Rabbis for Human Rights’ field worker contacted the DCO (local authorities of the Israeli army in charge of contact with the PA). The soldiers apparently denied any use of riot control measures against the Palestinians, but our documentation shows clouds of tear gas on the scene as well as shells of tear gas canisters.  Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

International Women’s Day: Supporting the right to an education for Bedouin girls

No Comments 08 March 2017

As we observe International Women’s Day today, Rabbis for Human Rights highlights the struggle to save the beloved ecological school at Khan al Akhmar, serving approximately 150 Jahalin Bedouin children living on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The school, currently slated for demolition due to Israel’s unjust planning policy, is the only viable formal educational option for the girls of the Khan al Akhmar community, and its destruction would signify a tremendous loss for the Jahalin women. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Palestinian farmers report attack by Israeli extremists as soldiers stand by

No Comments 06 March 2017

Palestinian farmers from the Area C village of Far’ata reported that a short while ago (March 6 2017), they were attacked by Israelis coming from the direction of the Havat Gilad outpost as they plowed their land in coordination with the army. Soldiers were present but reportedly did not intervene or attempt to stop the attackers. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

High Court Petition: Detained Palestinian minors must receive the right to review process

No Comments 28 February 2017


Petition to the Israel High Court demands detained Palestinian minors receive the right to a review process,  as is standard in Israel and mandatory under international treaties. Continue Reading

Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Repeated attacks on Palestinian students in South Hebron Hills

No Comments 26 February 2017

Last Wednesday (February 15 2017), international activists reported another attack on Palestinian students on their way to school in the village A Tuwani by Israeli extremists coming from the direction of the illegal outpost Havat Maon. Attacks on Palestinian students in the region have become so routine that an army patrol jeep has been tasked to escort the students and increase their efforts to apprehend the perpetrators. Yet, as far as we know, security forces have not ramped up their efforts to catch those responsible,  while the patrol itself often does not show up to provide  protection to the students, forcing them to decide between taking the risk of possibly being attacked, or accruing frequent classroom absences.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Response to Kerry’s plan shows planning rights wrongly used as political leverage

No Comments 20 February 2017

Once again it seems that Palestinian’s right to plan and build in Area C is being used as political leverage. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Refugees rights - UNHCR

Rabbi Grenimann at Knesset: “The occupation is corrupting our Judaism”

No Comments 20 February 2017

As we face the news of a renewed demolition threat for the tire school of Khan al Akhmar, a Jahalin Bedouin community located on the outskirts of the Jerusalem,  along with forty other structures in in the village, this week we also worked to raise awareness of the village in the Knesset….

Khan al Ahmar school

Khan al Akhmar school

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Field Reports, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

Tu B’Shevat tree planting 5777: Trees of Hope in Turmous Ayya & Umm al Hiran!

1 Comment 13 February 2017

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish “new year” for the trees, Rabbis for Human Rights once again brought Israeli and international volunteers to plant “trees of hope” as an act of solidarity against Jewish extremism and discrimination against “the other.” Continue Reading

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