Field Reports, Occupied Territories

10 mature olive trees chopped down in Turmous Ayya

1 Comment 18 January 2017

Ten mature olive trees in the Palestinian village of Turmous Ayya were recently found chopped down not far from the outpost Adi Ad. Encryptic graffiti was sprayed including the word “revenge” and relating the destruction to illegal outposts as an act of “mutual responsibility.”  Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Thank you to all who donated to the Jahalin families whose homes were demolished!

No Comments 16 January 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights would like to thank all those who went to the trouble of donating sleeping bags, blankets and warm winter clothes to the ten Jahalin Bedouin families who lost their homes in the Judean Desert about two weeks ago in a cruel, heartless act of destruction by the Israeli army’s Civil Administration. In particular, we would like to thank our board member Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom who assisted in making this happen, delivering things to the needy families. All honour to you all, God bless you! The things were very appreciated but right now we need no more donations of this kind. (Donations of a financial kind are always welcome to support our work, of course.) Continue Reading

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

PALESTINIAN FARMERS SUCCESSFULLY ACCESS THEIR LAND NEAR AVIGAYIL OUTPOST

1 Comment 15 January 2017

A month ago, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) demanded at the High Court that Palestinian farmers from the village Yatta be permitted to access and plough their lands adjacent to the illegal outpost Avigayil in the South Hebron Hills. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Activists attacked by masked extremists in the South Hebron Hills

No Comments 11 January 2017

Last week Israeli activists from Taayush and international activists from the Italian NGO Operation Dove were attacked by masked Israeli extremists as they returned from accompanying Palestinian farmers near the illegal Havat Ma’on outpost. There were more than ten attackers, many of whom we reported to have been minors. Thankfully the activists were not severely injured. More details on the incident can be found in Haaretz.
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Occupied Territories

Tomorrow at the High Court: Critical discussion regarding the future of Firing Zone 918!

1 Comment 10 January 2017

The struggle against the state’s intention to displace around 1,500 residents of the South Hebron Hills is at a crucial stage. Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11, our colleagues from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) will be at the High Court for an important discussion on the fate of the residents living in Live Firing Zone 918. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Demolitions in Palestinian Bedouin community Khan al Akhmar

1 Comment 03 January 2017

Yesterday January 2 2017, at one of the offshoots of the Palestinian Bedouin (Jahalin) village Khan al Akhmar, in Mishor Adumim, ten structures were demolished – all apparently used for residential purposes. As a result, residents report over 70 people, mostly children, are left without a roof over their heads in these cold winter days. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Court orders Palestinians, previously barred from land, be permitted agricultural access

No Comments 02 January 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2016

In de facto implementation of controversial “Formalization Law,” Court also permits outpost access road on private Palestinian land to remain Continue Reading

Justice in Israel, Occupied Territories

Unbelievable! Driver’s Licenses of those who drive for a living revoked due to debts

1 Comment 29 December 2016

According to estimates, hundreds of driver’s licenses are frozen each year by the Bailiff’s Office. For many Israelis, this immediately results in their inability to earn money and pay off the debt they owe.

In a story published in Haaretz on this issue, journalist Lee Yaron interviewed Rabbis for Human Rights’ staff Rabbi Idit Lev and Rabbi Sigal Asher in response to information we acquired at our Rights Center in Hadera, where we provide assistance to economically vulnerable Israelis.

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Rabbinic case against the “Formalization Bill”

2 Comments 27 December 2016

A Rabbinic Statement Regarding “The Formalization Bill” (known also as the “Theft from non-Jews law”)

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Occupied Territories

Photos: Khan al Akhmar school of mud & tires featured in new art exhibit

No Comments 26 December 2016

Last Friday (December 23 2016) a new exhibit at the Munio Gitai Weinraub Architecture Museum in Haifa opened on the unique school at the Palestinian-Bedouin community of Khan al Ahkmar near  Mishor Adumim. The school, under the threat of demolition due to the failure of the Israeli authorities to provide appropriate planning options for the community, was ecologically built from tires and mud by the Italian organization Vento Di Terra, with the help of Rabbis for Human Rights. The school now successfully  provides education for one of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the West Bank. 

The exhibition, curated by Israeli director Amos Gitai, Sharon Yabu Ayalon and Nitzan Set shows the structure of the school within the Khan al Ahkmar community outside the settlement of ​​Ma’aleh Adumim, and explores the architectural dimensions, design, and construction of the mud and recycled tire school.

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model of the Khan al Ahkmar school

 

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Children from Zichron Yossef who built the model

 

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RHR board member Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, who has worked with the Jahalin Bedouin community on Khan al Ahkmar for more than 25 years, addresses the attendees

 

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Israel director Amos Gitai in the red scarf on the far left

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