Tag archive for "demolition"

General, Parasha / E-Letter

Being Ruth: Shavuot Thoughts 5775 by Rabbi Arik Ascherman

No Comments 22 May 2015


Rabbi Arik Ascherman

President and Senior Rabbi

Rabbis for Human Rights

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First-hand testimony: The Expulsion of Susya in 1986

No Comments 19 May 2015

How Palestinians were expelled from the original location of their village, which later became the archaeological site Sussia Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

SIGN NOW: Petition to Save Susya!

1 Comment 14 May 2015

Please sign the petition to save Susya, currently under threat of imminent demolition. Continue Reading

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

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

Legal Work, Press Releases

Press release: Planning for Palestinians is conditional to political approval

No Comments 04 May 2015

The Israeli Army admits that planning for Palestinian villages is conditional to political approval, not strictly professional.

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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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