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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

After Condemning Jewish Violence Friday, Security Forces Permit it Saturday

11 Comments 02 August 2015

PRESS RELEASE | AUGUST 2 2015

 

Same Old Games: After Condemning Jewish Violence Friday, Security Forces Permit it on Saturday 

 

Rabbis for Human Rights: One day after the Israeli security forces condemned murderous violence against Palestinians,  they protect violent settlers near Qusra.  

 

On Saturday violent far-right activists came from the outpost of Esh Kodesh (“Holy Fire”) to a plot of land cultivated by Palestinian farmers from the village of Qusra. The area is classified “Area B”  and is under  Palestinian civilian control. There is no Israeli administered “state land” present, and there is no legitimate debate regarding ownership of the land the Palestinians  were attempting to work on. Despite it being Shabbat, the right-wing extremists attacked Palestinian farmers in front of Israeli army soldiers, preventing the farmers from completing their agriculture work.  The situation developed into a violent confrontation, and the soldiers present did not try to stop the right-wing extremists, but rather offered them protection.  Later, after the situation had de-escalated, a member of the police attacked Palestinians with a taser gun without cause.

 

 

 

RHR opposes any form of violence while condemning the Israeli security forces’ actions of tacitly permitting violence against Palestinian farmers by Jewish extremists. This behavior is especially egregious since it occurred in Area B.  Only one day after the shocking murder of a Palestinian toddler in the village of Duma, the army’s refusal to respond appropriately to violence by Jewish extremists demonstrates that no lessons have been learned as a result of Ali’s death. Israeli authorities must act decisively and strongly against Jewish violence and terror.

 

While it is natural that the security forces may identify more with their own people, procedures regarding law enforcement in situations involving violent Israelis must be clearly laid out and consistently implemented.

 

Photos by Zakaria Sadah, RHR field worker

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Legal Work, Press Releases

Press release: Planning for Palestinians is conditional to political approval

No Comments 04 May 2015

PRESS RELEASE | MAY 4 2015
The Israeli Army admits that planning for Palestinian villages is conditional to political approval, not strictly professional.

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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.   Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Israeli soldiers celebrate at a rebuilt illegal outpost near Carmei Tzur

No Comments 08 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 8 2015
Soldiers in uniform and an army officer celebrate in a recently constructed  structure at in illegal outpost near Carmei Tzur. Just last week,  the army partially demolished the outpost.

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Legal Work, Press Releases

Illegal outpost outside Carmei Tzur partially demolished today in response to RHR petition

No Comments 31 March 2015

Illegal outpost built on private Palestinian land outside the settlement Carmei Tzur demolished today in response to the filing of a petition by RHR Continue Reading

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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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.

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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

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