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General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

CA Senator Dianne Feinstein gives her support to Susya

No Comments 29 July 2015

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to halt the demolitions of Susya, and stating the Israeli Civil Administration should re-examine its rejection of Susya’s master plan, which would authorise building on their land.  Please find the letter below. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Rabbis join hundreds protesting in solidarity with Susya!

No Comments 26 July 2015

On Friday July 24 2015, nine buses full of Israelis, internationals, and activists  arrived in the small Palestinian village of Susya in order to show support to the village currently under immediate threat of demolition. The demonstration was one of the largest joint protests in recent history in the Occupied Territories, and was organised by Rabbis for Human Rights along with Israeli NGOs B’Tselem, Combatants for Peace, and Ta’ayush.  Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Friends abroad: Tell the Israeli embassy near you to save Susya!

1 Comment 23 July 2015

There are signs that the pressure being applied on Israel to not demolish Susya is having an effect. We are asking our friends and supporters abroad to please contact the Israel embassy near them, and politely but firmly and passionately ask that justice be done for the residents of Susya. Following is a sample letter that can be sent. Please look here for a list of local embassies. Please keep contacting your elected officials as well. 

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

LISTEN: Rabbi Ascherman interviewed by Deutsche Welle News on Susya

No Comments 22 July 2015

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, senior rabbi and president of RHR, interviewed on DW news on West Bank demolitions and Susya Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

200 prominent Israelis sign statement in support of Susya

2 Comments 21 July 2015

Over 200 prominent Israelis, including novelists David Grossman, A.B. Yehoshua, and Etgar Keret, sign a public statement published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz (July 20th) against the demolition of Susya! Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Olive saplings destroyed in Palestinian village Turmus Ayya near outpost Adei Ad

No Comments 21 July 2015

An estimated 145 saplings have been uprooted or snapped in half over the last week in Turmus Ayya near the outpost Adei Ad. This is the same location where at least 1,000 saplings were destroyed in January of this year.  Continue Reading

Legal Work

Media round-up: The Struggle to Save Susya!

No Comments 20 July 2015

RHR is pleased to see the amount of press the plight of Susya has received this last week. Although not comprehensive, below is a listing of recent media publications on the topic. Continue Reading

Legal Work

Save Susya: RHR sends urgent letter to state regarding imminent demolition threat

1 Comment 16 July 2015

Last night, on July 15, RHR’s legal team, who provides council to Susya,  received notice from the Israeli Civil Administration of which structures in the village have been slated for demolition before the village’s August 3rd court hearing. The list constitutes of approximately half the buildings of the village, including the living structures of some 95 people, half of whom are children. It also includes structures with which without, survival in the present location would be impossible. 

In an urgent letter responding to the notification, RHR lead advocate Quamar Mishriqi Asad outlines how the plan “constitutes unfair pressure on the residents of the village of Susiya to evacuate their lands and homes, contrary to morality and the law.” Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Susya needs you now! Demolitions expected between July 20th and August 3

4 Comments 15 July 2015

The army came to Susya on Sunday, July 12th,  and announced that there will be demolitions after Id El-Fitr (July 20th) and before the August 3rd court hearing. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! Look below for what you can do. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Press Release: State refuses to mend breach in security barrier when risk is to Palestinians

No Comments 02 July 2015

State refuses to mend  a breach  in the security barrier around Alon Shvut settlement when the risk of attack is on Palestinians and their property; court refrained from intervening.

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