Tag archive for "demolition"

Legal Work

PHOTOS: 4 homes demolished in Jiflik

No Comments 28 April 2015

Four homes were demolished in the Palestinian village of Jiflik (Jordan Valley) yesterday, April 27th 2015.  Demolitions happen because the discriminatory planning system leaves Palestinians with almost no chance of building legally. RHR and partners from the village of Dirat, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and The Society of Saint Yves are currently awaiting a decision by High Court judges Rubinstein, Hendel and Solberg on whether to put a stop to this desecration of God’s Name by returning plannining authority to Palestinian hands, or to accept proposals for non-binding consultations with Palestinians that won’t prevent more pictures like this. Jiflik in the Jordan Valley todayContinue Reading

General

Yom Haaztmaut Thoughts: We are much stronger than you, much more stubborn, much more persistent

1 Comment 23 April 2015

On Israel’s 67th birthday, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, President and Senior Rabbi of RHR, shares his thoughts on the vision and dream of our people, the struggle ahead, and why we must be strong, stubborn and persistent.  Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

A glimmer of hope for Al Arakib

No Comments 16 April 2015

The State of Israel tried its best to prevent its own citizens, the Bedouin of Al Arakib, from having their day in court to fight against the expropriation of their land.  Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Amnesty Int’l joins criticism of West Bank’s planning system

No Comments 13 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 13 2015

 

 Amnesty Int’l joins criticism of West Bank’s planning system, says  it is unlike any other system globally

 

In a recent statement,  the organization also called on the Israeli authorities to “seize the opportunity” presented by a case currently in discussions at the Israeli High Court to bring back planning powers to local Palestinians for their own communities. 

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Planner working with IDF’s CA to High Court: Return Planning Authority to Villages

No Comments 12 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 12 2015

Affidavit by the planner Professor Rassem Khamaiseh Details Planning Discrimination in Area C of the West Bank, Lack of Understanding, and Disrespect for Palestinian Culture Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Prior to second hearing, RHR resubmits rabbinical petition to PM requesting state withdraw opposition

2 Comments 09 April 2015

On Sunday, April 12 2015, the High Court will once again hear the planning and zoning petition submitted by RHR and partners.*  As previously promised,  we have once again sent our petition, signed by over 400 rabbis and cantors, to the office of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The petition requests that the state withdraw opposition to the High Court appeal, which seeks to put an end to administrative demolitions by allowing Palestinian villages in Area C to participate in the planning and developing of their own communities. A number of new rabbis and cantors from around the world have signed the petition since we last submitted it to the Prime Minister in February. 

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Legal Work

MEDIA: Powerpoint presentations on discriminatory planning rights in Area C

No Comments 04 April 2015

In the end of April 2014, after a decade of work, the High Court of Justice heard an appeal from Rabbis for Human Rights along with partners the village council of Dirat-Rafa’aya, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and The Society of Saint Yves- The Catholic Center for Human Rights, demanding that planning authority be returned to Palestinian hands for their own communities in Area C of the West Bank. At the hearing the judges indicated that although they would not force the state to accept our solution, the current status quo of discrimination and demolitions is unacceptable. They gave the state 90 days to come up with a solution.  Continue Reading

Legal Work

Update on Susya: State opposes freezing of demolition orders

2 Comments 31 March 2015


This past Thursday (March 26th, 2015), RHR received the position of the state opposing our request for an interim order to freeze the implementation of Susya’s demolition orders until the hearing of the appeal.

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Legal Work, Press Releases

Press release: Planning in Palestinian villages is a fundamental right

No Comments 30 March 2015

PRESS RELEASE | MARCH 30 2015

 

Planning in Palestinian villages is not a political matter but a fundamental right : A petition to the High Court

 

On Sunday, April 12 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights, along with their partner organizations*, will demand at the High Court that planning authority be returned to Palestinian hands for their own communities in Area C of the West Bank.

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General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

APRIL 12TH: High Court to hear our petition demanding planning rights returned to Palestinians

No Comments 29 March 2015

Join us as the High Court hears our petition, jointly submitted with partners the village council of Dirat-Rafa’aya, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and The Society of Saint Yves- The Catholic Center for Human Rights, to return planning authority to Palestinian hands for their own communities in Area C of the West Bank.  By allowing Palestinians to plan their own communities, the plague of administrative housing demolitions will effectively end. The discussion will be held in the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem, at 10am, on April 12th. Please join us and show  the world we are watching!
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