Tag archive for "area C"
As we near the final days of Passover, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, president and senior rabbi for Rabbis for Human Rights, shares his thoughts on the holiday. Continue Reading
For many years, Rabbis for Human Rights has worked in educational empowerment and human rights advocacy for the people of the Jahalin tribe in the Judean desert. Last summer, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of RHR along with Sisters Aziza and Agnes of the Comboni Order and a team of international and Israeli volunteers organized a summer camp for 100 children of the Jahalin village Abu Nawahr. Continue Reading
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, was quoted in Reuters (among other news sources) admitting the enforcement of planning laws in the Area C is stricter against Palestinians than settlers, and that most of the planning-related demolitions are on private Palestinians lands. This statement is in direct contradiction to the position of the state was well as the High Court. Continue Reading
On April 4th, extremist settlers from Itamar came down in the direction of the Palestinian farmers who had entered their farmlands in coordination with the Israeli army. The settlers approached the farmers in a threating manner. However, the farmers were accompanied by IDF forces who prevented the extremists from getting near the Palestinians or harming them.
Palestinians report that a total blockade was imposed on the village of Huwara following a stone throwing incident. Rabbis for Human Rights opposes collective punishment as immoral, and contrary to Jewish and democratic principles. Continue Reading
In this documentation from last Friday (March 11th), soldiers and the Brigadier from Gush Etzion are seen next to illegal construction at the Givat Sorek outpost, built on Palestinian lands. The Brigadier speaks with workers from the outpost while soldiers mill around; no one, including a police officer present, gets involved. The Brigadier and the Civil Administration officers leave and the work does not stop. One of the soldiers shakes the hand of one of the workers, and the police present continue to do nothing.
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