Tag archive for "Jahalin Bedouin"

General, Occupied Territories

Summer camp for Jahalin Bedouin Children kicks off!

No Comments 16 July 2017

For over a decade, Rabbis for Human Rights has worked to organise and run summer programs and trips for Jahalin children in the West Bank in collaboration with nuns from the Comboni Order. The programs give the children a chance to grow, develop, and play in a safe and supervised environment alongside mentors from the Bedouin community as well as international and Israeli volunteers.

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General, Occupied Territories

RHR intern on visiting the Jahalin Bedouin community of Khan al Akhmar

No Comments 22 June 2017

This month, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) intern David Knopf, a student at the University of Maryland, visited the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al Akhmar with a group of rabbis from RHR. Many structures, including a special ecologically built school which RHR helped to build, are currently under the threat of demolition by the Israeli forces. 

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Occupied Territories

Update on legal proceedings regarding the Jahalin Bedouin

No Comments 12 June 2017

The following update was provided by Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of Rabbis for Human Rights. Rabbi Grenimann has worked with the Jahalin community for more than decade. 

Occupied Territories

Tomorrow: High Court to respond to demands to demolish Khan al Akhmar school

No Comments 11 June 2017


Tomorrow, Monday June 12th at 11:00am the High Court will respond to the demands of the settler organisation Regavim to carry out the army demolition order issued against the tire school at Khan Al Akhmar, which successfully provides education for one of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the West Bank. The government now actively supports this demand after repeatedly postponing until now because of international (and local) pressure. The outcome of this hearing could affect all of the Jahalin Bedouin communities in the Jerusalem periphery, especially as the State is supporting the settlers’ demand and seeking alternative sites for the school, which shows that the Civil Administration and the State are planning to go ahead with the demolition. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Art exhibit and campaign kick-off for the El Bustan centre at Jabal al Jahalin

1 Comment 15 May 2017

On Thursday, May 11 2017 an event opening a campaign to help the El Bustan centre of the Jabal Al Jahalin next to Azaria become independent was held at the Willy Brandt Centre in Abu Tor.

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Occupied Territories

International Women’s Day: Supporting the right to an education for Bedouin girls

No Comments 08 March 2017

As we observe International Women’s Day today, Rabbis for Human Rights highlights the struggle to save the beloved ecological school at Khan al Akhmar, serving approximately 150 Jahalin Bedouin children living on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The school, currently slated for demolition due to Israel’s unjust planning policy, is the only viable formal educational option for the girls of the Khan al Akhmar community, and its destruction would signify a tremendous loss for the Jahalin women. Continue Reading


“Jerusalem Bedouin – to the Garbage Dump!”

1 Comment 23 February 2017

By Deborah Greniman

“Several years ago, we took a short drive into Kfar Adumim, a pleasant bedroom suburb of Jerusalem, on the well-traveled road linking Jerusalem to Ma’ale Adumim, Jericho and the Dead Sea. In a bid to attract young families, a huge sign over the settlement’s entrance read “Education is our highest priority!” Indeed, Kfar Adumim has a beautiful school. ” Please click here to read the full blog posted on the Times of Israel Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Refugees and asylum seekers

Rabbi Grenimann at Knesset: “The occupation is corrupting our Judaism”

No Comments 20 February 2017

As we face the news of a renewed demolition threat for the tire school of Khan al Akhmar, a Jahalin Bedouin community located on the outskirts of the Jerusalem,  along with forty other structures in in the village, this week we also worked to raise awareness of the village in the Knesset….

Khan al Ahmar school

Khan al Akhmar school

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Occupied Territories

Volunteers needed: Jahalin Bedouin summer camps!

1 Comment 28 January 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights and the Comboni Sisters  are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at summer camps for young Jahalin children this July and August. Volunteers should have some Arabic and experience working with children. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Thank you to all who donated to the Jahalin families whose homes were demolished!

No Comments 16 January 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights would like to thank all those who went to the trouble of donating sleeping bags, blankets and warm winter clothes to the ten Jahalin Bedouin families who lost their homes in the Judean Desert about two weeks ago in a cruel, heartless act of destruction by the Israeli army’s Civil Administration. In particular, we would like to thank our board member Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom who assisted in making this happen, delivering things to the needy families. All honour to you all, God bless you! The things were very appreciated but right now we need no more donations of this kind. (Donations of a financial kind are always welcome to support our work, of course.) Continue Reading

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