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

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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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Preliminary Palestinian testimony regarding shooting of farmer by settler near Kusra

1 Comment 30 November 2017


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

Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Full story behind the attack against Palestinian human rights workers

2 Comments 19 November 2017

The full story behind the Friday November 17 attack on Palestinian human rights activists and the response of the soldiers on the ground

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

3 Palestinians assaulted during army coordinated olive harvest

2 Comments 08 November 2017

3 Palestinians assaulted by Israeli extremists during army coordinated olive harvest, one lightly injured Continue Reading

Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Settlers delay coordinated harvest work, threaten Palestinians

No Comments 06 November 2017

Despite the presence of Israeli security forces, settlers from the settlement of Yitzhar threatened Palestinians and delayed their harvest work — previously coordinated with the army — by 2.5 hours. One of the settlers threatened violence against Rabbis for Human Rights’ department director. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Last Week in the Field: A Partial Report from the Olive Harvest

No Comments 29 October 2017

Every year Rabbis for Human Rights works with Palestinian farmers to ensure they are able to complete their olive harvest free from violence and intimidation by Jewish extremists and unfair restrictions from the Israeli army. See below for a quick summary of olive harvested-related issues and successes from last week (October 22-28 2017). Additionally, see here to read about the scourge of theft that marred the opening weeks of the harvest.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinian home taken-over, trashed & abandoned with Jewish holy books inside

No Comments 26 October 2017


Following a complaint filed by Rabbis for Human Rights, the Israeli army commits to handle Jewish holy books abandoned in Palestinian home seized by Israeli extremists
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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Palestinian olive trees killed by sewage run off from Elon Moreh settlement

No Comments 24 October 2017

Palestinian farmers from Deir al Hatab who were allowed to enter their groves for the first time in several months have discovered that a number of olive trees have died and other crops have been damaged or contaminated due to sewage run off from the Elon Moreh settlement. Only a few months ago we worked in the same area and the trees were healthy. Warnings about the sewage flow did not help. Rabbis for Human Rights activists are helping to harvest olives in the area today.

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