Tag archive for "area C"

Occupied Territories

Attempted arson attack in Palestinian village Mizra’a al Qibliya

No Comments 24 November 2015

Palestinians report that around 4am on November 20th, Israeli extremists coming from the direction of the settlements Neria and Talmon threw a firebomb into a home in the Palestinian village of Mizra’a al Qibliya. Rocks were also thrown through a window and Hebrew graffiti was sprayed on the house. Residents were home but thankfully, no one was injured. RHR condemns this senseless violence, and calls for a full investigation into this crime.

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Surrendering to Jewish Terror: A Summary of the 2015 Olive Harvest

No Comments 19 November 2015


Rabbis For Human Rights has a message for the military authorities at the conclusion of the Olive harvest: Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Photos: RHR harvest in Burin and Atara

No Comments 16 November 2015

On November 13th, RHR brought international and Israeli volunteers to harvest olives side-by-side with Palestinian farmers in the West Bank villages of Burin and Atara. Throughout the olive harvest season, we bring volunteers to help farmers with land in areas nearby settlements or outposts known for violence and vandalism against Palestinians and their property. Our presence helps deter attacks, as extremists are much less likely to cause trouble when they know internationals and Israelis are present. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman join RHR for the Palestinian harvest

1 Comment 03 November 2015

On November 2nd, Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman, among the leaders of the Jewish Renewal Movement (Rabbi Waskow also heads the Shalom Center) blessed us with their presence at the olive harvest in Burin.
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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

PHOTOS: Rabbinical, cantorial & Jewish education students join the harvest in Burin!

1 Comment 02 November 2015

On Friday October 30th, rabbinical, cantorial, and other international students spending the year in Israel participated in the Palestinian olive harvest with RHR in the village of Burin. 

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinian farmers reportedly attacked in N. West Bank, 70 year old man injured

No Comments 27 October 2015

OCTOBER 27th: Palestinians reported that 15 Israelis arrived yesterday (October 27th) around 10am to a Palestinian agricultural area near Elon Moreh and attacked them with rocks and sticks. The Palestinian farmers are from the village Dar al Khattab, and they had been picking olives on their land in coordination with the army. On their way to carry out the attack, the Israelis passed by soldiers who do not stop them; only after the DCO arrived after receiving a report from the group was the violent incident stopped. A 70 year-old Palestinian was lightly wounded from blows to his head. Rabbis for Human Rights Palestinian field worker, Zakaria Sadah, arrived at the scene and coordinated with the army for the safe return of the Palestinian farmers to work in their olive grove.

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Occupied Territories

FRIDAY: International students – join us for a special olive harvest program!

No Comments 27 October 2015

Rabbinical, cantorial, and Jewish education students – Join Rabbis for Human Rights THIS Friday, October 30th, for a special opportunity to harvest olives alongside Palestinians in the Occupied Territories!


We will be harvesting with a welcoming Palestinian community, far from any Israeli settlements. We therefore do not anticipate any security issues. Please note, that will this program is specifically designed for rabbinical, cantorial and education students, ALL are welcome to join. We will depart from Liberty Bell Park at 8am and return by 2pm.

If this day is not good for you, we will be going out most day (Sunday-Friday) until November 6th. You are welcome to join us any of those days instead or as well.

To register for Friday or any other day: info@rhr.israel.net or call 02 648 2757

Question? Contact Rabbi Ascherman at 050 560 7034 or ravarik@rhr.israel.net

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Testimony of Rabbi Ascherman, attacked by extremist armed with knife

7 Comments 25 October 2015

On Friday October 23 2015, Rabbi Ascherman was attacked by an extremist armed with a knife near the outposts of the Itamar settlement. Baruch HaShem, Rabbi Ascherman is OK. Please see below for an explanation and a video of the incident.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Police fail to stop thieves in Palestinian olive groves

2 Comments 20 October 2015

Despite real-time reports and documentation, police fail to stop thieves in Palestinian olive groves

In a pattern that continues each year at the start of the harvest, we have once again witnessed thefts of olives from Palestinian groves. As has occurred previously, once again this is accompanied by the unwillingness of the security forces to take action despite photos taken of the criminals, the crimes taking place in broad daylight, and reports filed in real time.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Army accompanying settler cows leaving Palestinian groves

No Comments 15 October 2015

From Rabbi Ascherman, October 13 2015:

For years RHR has been talking to the DCO (of the Israeli Civil Administration) about cows from the outposts connected to the Itamar settlement in the Palestinian olive groves below, eating the produce. We saw this again over the last few days while accompanying the olive harvest. But this time I saw something I have never seen. The settler atv is accompanying the cows back to the outposts, followed by the army. Are they protecting the tresspassers, or expelling them? What do you think?

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וודיאו 4: קאובויס בסגנון מתנחלי-במטעי הזיתים של הפלסטיניםVideo 4: Herding cows settler style-In the Palestinian olive groves.

Posted by Arik Ascherman on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

ודיאו 3: שיירת הפרות של המתנחלים/ות הביתה, לאחר יום שלם במטעים הפלסטיניםVideo 3 Settler cows on the way home, after a full day of feasting in the Palestinian olive groves.

Posted by Arik Ascherman on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

וודיאו 2: הפרות של המתנחלים/ות סועדות על זיתים של הפלסטינים/ותVideo 2: Settler cows feasting on Palestinian olives.

Posted by Arik Ascherman on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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