Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

3 Palestinians assaulted during army coordinated olive harvest

1 Comment 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

PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 31 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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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Bias Revealed in Security Force Response to Theft from Palestinian vs Jewish Farmers

No Comments 22 October 2017

This morning [October 22 2017], it was discovered that many olives belonging to Palestinian farmers from the village Murayer were stolen from a grove near the Adi Ad illegal outpost. This theft comes on the heals of a massive wave of olive theft from Palestinian groves during the current harvest season. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Start of West Bank harvest marred by severe wave of olive theft

No Comments 17 October 2017

PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 17 2017

In four cases, the extremist Israeli thieves were caught and detained for questioning. In many other cases,  the perpetrators were not apprehended.
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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Extremist Israelis arrested after theft & violence against Palestinians olive farmers

No Comments 16 October 2017

PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 16 2017

Israelis were documented stealing olives from a Palestinian grove near the Palestinian village El Jenia and the illegal Israeli outpost Zayit Ra’anan on Sunday October 15. They were arrested following the swift intervention of the head of the field department of Rabbis for Human Rights, Zakaria Sadah, who informed the security forces. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

A (rainy) day of harvesting olives in the Yanoun Valley

No Comments 16 October 2017

Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann, the director of Organizational Development at Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR), reflects on his experience taking out volunteers for the olive harvest early this season. Rabbi Grenimann has been involved with RHR in a number of capacities since its founding in 1988 and has developed meaningful relationships with Palestinians and Bedouin individuals all over the region, as reflected in his words below.  Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Olive Harvest 2017: Incidents of violence & olive stealing in harvest’s first week

No Comments 15 October 2017

Last week, the second week of October, Rabbis for Human Rights began assisting Palestinian olive farmers with their harvesting in Area C near Israeli settlements and outposts. Our presence in the groves deters extremist settlers from violence while ensuring the army does not place unnecessary and unfair restrictions and limitations on the farmers’ right to harvest. Continue Reading

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