Tag archive for "demolition"

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, 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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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

THURSDAY: Demonstration in solidarity with Um el Hiran against its destruction

1 Comment 25 August 2015

RHR, as a part of the “Recognition Forum”, requests that you make every effort to be in Um El Hiran this Thursday at 11:00am. The plans being carried out to build a Jewish community on the rubble of a Bedouin village betrays the Torah’s command not to oppress non-Jews living among us.
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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

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Bulldozers continue their work transforming Bedouin Um el Hiran into Jewish Hiran

No Comments 24 August 2015

Today [Monday, August 24 2015], Rabbi Arik Asherman joined a group of activists who came down to the Negev  to defend the Bedouin village of Um el Hiran against demolitions.  Yesterday and today bulldozers began working on the land of the village despite the fact that the legal discussion deciding the future of the village is not yet complete. 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

Occupied Territories

Photos: Music workshop with Jahalin Bedouin children

No Comments 13 August 2015

The Jahalin children at RHR’s summer camp in Abu Nawahr 1 and Abu Nawahr 2  were treated this week to a music workshop run by Danny Felsteiner Mekori of Musicians without Borders. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Jahalin Bedouin of Abu Nawahr threatened with expulsion

No Comments 05 August 2015

The Jahalin Bedouin people living in Abu Nawahr are currently under the immediate threat of demolitions and expulsion. Following is an update from Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann, director of RHR’s work involving the Jahalin, on the current situation.  Continue Reading

General, Legal Work

Susya update: High Court hearing postponed

1 Comment 30 July 2015

There is a postponement of the High Court hearing scheduled for August 3rd  on the appeal of the  residents of Susya, represented by RHR,  against the rejection of the master building plan submitted to the  Civil Administration planning committee.

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