Tag archive for "Press release"

Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Military stands idly by while extremists attack Palestinians in Burin

No Comments 22 May 2017

Soldiers and officers stand idly by while extremist settlers attack Palestinians at Burin

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinian arrested for stone-throwing while Israeli stone-throwing ignored

No Comments 11 May 2017

On Wednesday May 10 2017, both settlers and Palestinians went to the scene of a fire below the Givat Ronen outpost on the edge of an olive grove belonging to Palestinians from Burin.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Soldiers attack Palestinians protesting illegal construction on their private land

No Comments 07 May 2017

Israeli soldiers used violence to enable work on a road on private Palestinian land despite orders by the Israeli military body responsible for construction to halt the work. One week after the Civil Administration prohibited the construction of a road on private Palestinian land, Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinians protesting the disregard of the orders. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Press Releases

RHR warns military of legal intervention regarding objectionable signs in Hebron

No Comments 26 April 2017

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 26 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights seeks action against signs imposed on private Palestinian property and the unauthorised replacement of Arabic signs with Hebrew/English signs bearing new names on streets where the majority of residents are Palestinians. The army has refused to act against this phenomenon, denying permission to independent activity to remove the signs. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Press Releases

Army prohibits activists from removing unauthorised and offensive signs in Hebron

No Comments 19 April 2017

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 19 2017
Israeli army prohibits Rabbis for Human Rights and Palestinian activists from removing unauthorised and offensive signs in Hebron 

Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Army orders Palestinian to stop agricultural work after extremist attack

No Comments 22 March 2017

Breaking: Army orders Palestinian farmers from Burin to abandon their coordinated ploughing due to attacks on them by extremist settlers 

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

High Court Petition: Detained Palestinian minors must receive the right to review process

No Comments 28 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 28 2017

Petition to the Israel High Court demands detained Palestinian minors receive the right to a review process,  as is standard in Israel and mandatory under international treaties. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Press Releases

Police commissioner must be investigated on suspicion of incitement & false statements

1 Comment 14 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 14 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights to police internal affairs: Investigate Police Commissioner on suspicion of incitement and false statements regarding Umm al Hiran Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR calls upon int’l community to prepare for when two-state solution becomes unachievable

No Comments 09 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | February 8 2017

Jerusalem: In a letter to several international bodies,  Israeli Human Rights NGO Rabbis for Human Rights is calling to draft a framework for human rights for the day when the two-state solution becomes unachievable. Amongst the recipients of the letter are officials in charge of human rights and\or foreign affairs in the American administration, European Union and the United Nations. Continue Reading

Field Reports, General, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

February 10: Tu B’Shevat tree planting with Palestinians and Bedouin!

No Comments 30 January 2017

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 6 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights invites you to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with us on February 10th at our annual tree planting with Palestinians in the occupied territories, and at Bedouin village Umm al Hiran! 

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Rabbis for Human Rights will hold tree planting events in order to celebrate the Jewish “New Year of the Trees” (Tu B’Shevat) in a West Bank Palestinian village where olive trees were uprooted, and in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in the Negev. The event in Umm Al Hiran will be held in a partnership with the Negev Recognition Forum and Oz Veshalom-Netivot Shalom, the Orthodox-Jewish religious peace organization; and Rabbinical students from T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, will participate in the event. Both events will take place on Friday February 10th.

Event in the West Bank

Every year, Rabbis for Human Rights donates olive trees to Palestinian villages where extremist settlers have previously uprooted or destroyed olive trees. Once again on Tu B’Shevat of 5777 [2017], we will join these farmers in the field, helping them put the trees in the ground.

Together with volunteers from both Israel and from Jewish communities across the world, we show a different face of Judaism and express our condemnation of the injustice perpetrated against Palestinian farmers and their agriculture. Returning trees to the ground acts as a powerful symbol of hope for peace between the two peoples!

Olive trees are integral to life in the West Bank. According to OCHA , around 183,000 hectares of land in occupied territories are cultivated for agriculture, nearly half of it for olive trees, mostly in the North and Northwest West Bank. “Between 80,000 and 100,000 families are said to rely on olives and olive oil for primary or secondary sources of income and the sector employs large numbers of unskilled laborers and approximately 15 per cent of working women.” Olive trees connect the Palestinian people to their land and their ancestors, provide income and substance for generations, and are an important symbol of Palestinian culture.

Transportation leaving from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem at 8am with an estimated return at 2pm. It will be available based on the number of participants who sign up. RSVP REQUIRED!!!!  Register here 

Facebook event here

The Tree Planting event in Umm El Hiran:

This coming Friday (10/2) 14th of Shvat, we will also conduct a symbolic tree planting in the yard of the mosque in Umm El Hiran at 10.00 a.m. We will be there to strengthen and express our solidarity to the community.

The unrecognized Bedouin village has recently been in the news because of the Israeli Government`s plan to expel its residents to the township of Hura; and also because of the tragic death there of a police officer and a resident of the village in the action to begin the destruction of the village.

The planting is in cooperation with “Negev Recognition Forum” and with the “Oz VeShalom” movement; and Rabbinical students from T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, will participate in the event.

Transportation & registration  From Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem on Friday, 8:00 a.m. It is possible to contact our office tel. 02-6482757 regarding possible transportation from other places and we will inform you if there will be transportation from Tel Aviv. To sign up, please call our office at 02 -6482757 or email at [email protected]

 

Not in the area or can’t make it? Donate a tree instead! Just $10 purchases an olive sapling. Go here to donate, and be sure to choose “olive tree campaign” in the pull down menu titled projects.

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