Tag archive for "IDF"

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Press release: Four Palestinians arrested for harvesting herbs in the South Hebron Hills

No Comments 19 March 2015

The following press release  comes from Operation Dove, an Italian NGO that focuses on the South Hebron Hills. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Press release: Israeli police arrest Palestinian shepherd in South Hebron Hills

No Comments 15 March 2015

The following press release  comes from Operation Dove, an Italian NGO that focuses on the South Hebron Hills.
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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Palestinian farmers plant trees and plow land near Nokdim and Kfar Eldad after years of abuse

No Comments 11 February 2015

Video and photos below  from a tree planting and plowing yesterday near the settlements of Nokdim and Kfar Eldad. After a legal battle, RHR’s legal team was able to help Palestinians work their land with army defense after years of abuse.

In the video and photos, the settlement of Kfar Eldad is visible in the background. Continue Reading

General

On Gates, Gatekeepers, Tu B’Shvat and the Sabbatical Year

No Comments 05 February 2015

Our Tu B’Shevat tree planting was a great day, but the joy of it, unfortunately, could not eclipse the fact that a worrisome injustice occurred during the day, of which many where unaware. Rabbi Arik Ascherman explains exactly what occurred and what it means: Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Israeli news exposes death threats received by RHR worker

No Comments 01 January 2015

Israeli Channel 2 news last night (December 31 2014) exposed recordings of racist death threats made to RHR’s Palestinian field worker, Zacharia Sada: Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Palestinian farmer permitted to plow field at last moment below Esh Kodesh outpost

No Comments 01 January 2015

After months of failed attempts, Palestinian farmer Fawzi Ibrahim of Jalud was able to successfully coordinate with the army permission to access and plow his land just before the ending of the agricultural season, and his last chance to properly work his land. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Same story over and over: Army forces farmer to wait until the 11th hour to plow

No Comments 19 December 2014

For years settlers from the Eish Kodesh and Akhia outposts had been expanding the “red zone” where Palestinians enter their own land at their own peril. Despite this, in 2012, our legal department was able to return Fawzi Ibrahim of the Palestinian village Jalud back to most of his land. Unfortunately, the situation is still uneccessarily difficult and reminiscent of a Kafka story for Fawzi everytime he needs to access this own lands, which is at least twice a year. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Field Report: RHR’s 2014 Olive Harvest

No Comments 14 December 2014

Every fall, Rabbis for Human Rights brings hundreds of volunteers to work side-by-side with Palestinian farmers during our Olive Harvest campaign. Our presence provides protection against possible settler intimidation, enables farmers to pick within the limited number of days that they can safely do so, and has also become an act of solidarity between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. As the fall 2014 harvest season comes to a close, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann,director of RHR’s Department of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, updates us on how it went. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

The question we haven’t asked about Ziad Abu Ein

No Comments 13 December 2014

On Wednesday December 10th, senior Palestinian official Ziad Abu Ein died during a tree planting for International Human Rights Day in the Occupied Territories. It is currently not clear if he died from cardiac arrest brought on  by the stress of a confrontation with Israeli authorities present at the event, of if he was killed from inhaling tear gas and being struck by an Israeli soldier. Many questions surround the incident, but there is another that must also be asked:  Why where the Israeli authorities were present in the first place?   Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Khirbet al-Twayel demolitions destroy ancient structures, leave village without water

No Comments 04 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE | November 3 2014

Israeli Authorities demolish two structures, reportedly from Ottoman Times, in Khirbet a-Twayel in addition to cutting off the village water supply.  Continue Reading

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