Tag archive for "area C"

Occupied Territories

June 12-13: Solidarity work and action weekend in the South Hebron Hills

No Comments 27 May 2015

The All That’s Left Collective in partnership with Ta’ayush, Breaking the Silence, and The Center for Jewish Nonviolence and others, is organizing a solidarity work and action in the South Hebron Hills, centered around Susiya, June 12-13 2015.   Continue Reading


The “Mother of the Settlements” recognizes Susya

No Comments 25 May 2015

Following is RHR’s response to the state’s attempts to deny the historic existence of the Palestinian village Susya. This response comes in the context of an appeal seeking a resolution to the status of Susya, submitted by RHR on behalf of the village. We have copied several critical paragraphs from that appeal below.


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General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

British Consul and other diplomats visits Susya

No Comments 13 May 2015

Yesterday, British, German, French, Spanish and Danish diplomats visited the Palestinian village of Susya, currently under the threat of imminent demolition.  The British have released the following press release: Continue Reading

Legal Work

LISTEN: Rabbi Ascherman on Israeli radio on Susya (Hebrew)

No Comments 12 May 2015

On May 12th 2015, Rabbi Ascherman went on Israeli radio to debate with the legal advisor for the NGO Regavim, an organization pushing to destroy Susya. The interview, in Hebrew, in below, followed by comments in English:

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

High Court rules to demolish Bedouin village Umm al Hiran

No Comments 11 May 2015

On Tuesday, May 5th 2015, the High Court ruled that Umm al Hiran, an unrecognised Bedouin village in the Negev, will be demolished and the residents forcibly displaced. This comes despite the fact that the village was relocated twice by Israeli authorities to its present location. The court rules that the land is state owned, the residents have no right to it, and the entire village will be destroyed and the  Jewish settlement of Hiran will be built on top of it. Continue Reading

Legal Work

READ: Powerful affidavit by planner with CA on why Palestinian plans are rejected

No Comments 07 May 2015

Click here to read the unofficial translation of the powerful affidavit by Professor Rassem Khamaisi explaining why the tens of professional master plans he has submitted for Palestinian villages in Area C are languishing unfulfilled. These plans will continue to be unrealised  if the Israeli High Court does not agree to the petition RHR and partners* have submitted to return planning authority for Palestinian villages to Palestinian hands. Professor Khamaisi explains how the Israeli army ignores planning standards and cultural norms in order to implement discrimination through the planning of communities.

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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Israeli state pushes court to take unusual step threatening immediate demolition of entire Palestinian village

1 Comment 06 May 2015


Israeli state pushes court to take unusual step threatening immediate demolition of entire Palestinian village 

The entire Palestinian village of Susya is in danger of demolition and expulsion. By refusing to issue an interim order preventing preemptive demolitions before their case is heard, the Israeli High Court is allowing for the demolition of the entire Palestinian village of Susya and subsequent expulsion of its 340 residents. The refusal of the State to commit to not demolishing before the conclusion of proceedings suggests it has plans to destroy the village in the near future.   Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

New RHR review compiles Palestinian rights Israel currently capable of upholding

No Comments 05 May 2015

Beyond Politics: Making strides for Palestinian rights in the current situation

A review of the Palestinian rights Israel is capable of upholding irrespective of security or political affairs

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Many rights denied to Palestinians in the occupied territories have no relation to the current security arrangement or Israel’s military control of the West Bank and therefore, can and must be granted. This initial review by Rabbis for Human Rights compiles examples of the humanitarian and civil rights denied to Palestinians living in the occupied territories which otherwise could be redressed by the state without determining security or political outcomes. Indeed,  the very laws and standards of occupation oblige Israel to ensure these rights.

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Press Releases, العربية

Planner working with IDF’s CA to High Court: Return planning authority to villages (Arabic post)

No Comments 03 May 2015

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General, Legal Work

What does planning and zoning for Area C Palestinians have to do with politics?

No Comments 30 April 2015

When Palestinian villages demand the right to plan for their own communities, the state of Israel attempts to dismiss the request as one only appropriate for future political negotiations; they claim that the current system, controlled entirely by Israel, is based exclusively on professional considerations and is unbeholden to politics. However, in an email recently received and copied below, the state freely admits that planning decisions for the Palestinian villages are currently subject to approval by senior political officials. Continue Reading

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