Tag archive for "area C"

General, Occupied Territories

August demolitions in the Jordan Valley/E1 leave 167 homeless

1 Comment 30 August 2015

Even in terms of the West Bank, the living situation of the clan of Obyait is a particularly difficult one.

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Occupied Territories

Volunteers needed: The olive harvest is coming!

1 Comment 30 August 2015

Among the many topics discussed in last week’s Torah portion (Ki Teitzei), the olive harvest is mentioned (Deut. 24:20)!  This year, Rabbi Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR,  is again assuming personal responsibility for RHR’s accompaniment of farmers during the  harvest, and we need you in the field! Please help us update our volunteer lists by contacting our office and providing your email and phone number/s: 02-6482757, info@rhr.israel.net. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR sends letter to defense minister protesting recent wave of home demolitions

No Comments 26 August 2015


The wave of Palestinian house demolitions in the West Bank indicates a failure of the new planning outline in Area C and the pursuit of demolitions instead     

On Sunday Aug 23, 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights sent a letter to the Minister of Defense warning against the widespread wave of Palestinian home demolitions in Area C, which is contrary to the defense establishment’s statements that it allows and is even improving Palestinian development in Area C. The organization, which fought for planning rights for Palestinians, asserts that while the State continues to refuse to make the necessary changes in the planning system, it has stepped up its demolition activity.

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Condemnations of recent wave of demolitions in Jordan valley and E1/Maale Adumim area

1 Comment 25 August 2015

A recent wave of demolitions of Palestinian property by the Israeli authorities in the Jordan valley and the E1/Maale Adumim region of Area C since August 5th has resulted in condemnations from the United Nations, the US State Department, and the European Union in addition to various Israeli and Palestinian NGOs and over thirty international aid, faith and development organisations. As of August 20th, a total of 167 people have lost their homes in these actions, including 101 minors. Continue Reading


79 Bedouin, including 49 children made homeless by administrative demolitions

1 Comment 20 August 2015

On Monday August 17 2015,  79 Bedouin, including 49 children, living outside of the settlement Maale Adumim were made homeless by the Israeli authorities in a day that saw the most Palestinians lose their homes since 2012.  Continue Reading

Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Changing directions for a better tomorrow

No Comments 20 August 2015

The Jewish month of Elul has begun, and with it comes the call for introspection. In this week’s Torah commentary by Rabbi Miri Gold on Parashat Shoftim, we see that it is never too late to pursue justice and surely, this is what we must do as a nation – not just for the good of our own people, but for the good of all.  Continue Reading



No Comments 13 August 2015


In an apparent “price tag” arson attack in the West Bank community of Ein Samia, a Bedouin tent was set on fire and completely burned. Inside the tend was only animal feed; however, it is extremely fortunate that no people were present, as the children usually sleep in the corner of the tent but were elsewhere due the heat. Nearby the burnt tent graffiti was scrawled reading “administrative revenge” – implying a revenge attack following the administrative detention of some right wing Israeli extremists by the Israeli authorities.
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General, Occupied Territories

Rabbis for Human Rights mourns the murder of Sa’ad Dawabshe

No Comments 09 August 2015

Rabbis for Human Rights mourns the murder of Sa’ad Dawabshe one week after sustaining serious injuries in an arson attack that killed his 18 month old son, and seriously injured his wife and other son. We continue to pray for the recovery of his wife and son, still in serious condition in the hospital. Continue Reading

Legal Work

High Court throws out petition against illegal outpost near Carmei Tzur

No Comments 06 August 2015

PRESS RELEASE | Aug 3 2015


High Court throws out petition against outpost encroaching on Palestinian land even though state has no intention of evacuating the it. 

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Occupied Territories

“We’ve created a beast that is turning on everyone now”: Rabbi Ascherman on Voice of the Cape

No Comments 05 August 2015

LISTEN NOW: Rabbi Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR, interviewed about the arson in Duma and threat of Jewish extremism for South Africa’s Voice of the Cape radio station. Continue Reading

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