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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

After Condemning Jewish Violence Friday, Security Forces Permit it Saturday

1 Comment 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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General, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR Response to the UN’s Report on Operation Protective Edge

No Comments 24 June 2015

PRESS RELEASE | JULY 24 2015

The report of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council on the warfare during Operation Protective Edge is a reminder of the opportunity missed by the Israeli governments – the absence of an independent Israeli investigations committee.   An independent investigation committee – transparent, critical and willing to take risks-  tasked with examining  if and when we  failed in to meet our own moral standards during the fighting this past summer would have helped us improve our own moral character. Unfortunately,  we are unable to see in Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s report on the fighting a product of such an investigation.   Continue Reading

Legal Work, Press Releases

Israeli High Court dismisses petition to restore planning rights to Area C villages

1 Comment 10 June 2015

PRESS RELEASE | JUNE 10 2015

The Israeli High Court has dismissed a petition to restore planning rights to Palestinian villages in West Bank’s Area C

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Press Releases, العربية

Israeli state pushes court to take unusual step threatening demolition of entire village (Arabic post)

No Comments 14 May 2015

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Legal Work

READ: Powerful affidavit by planner with CA on why Palestinian plans are rejected

No Comments 07 May 2015

Click here to read the unofficial translation of the powerful affidavit by Professor Rassem Khamaisi explaining why the tens of professional master plans he has submitted for Palestinian villages in Area C are languishing unfulfilled. These plans will continue to be unrealised  if the Israeli High Court does not agree to the petition RHR and partners* have submitted to return planning authority for Palestinian villages to Palestinian hands. Professor Khamaisi explains how the Israeli army ignores planning standards and cultural norms in order to implement discrimination through the planning of communities.

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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Israeli state pushes court to take unusual step threatening immediate demolition of entire Palestinian village

2 Comments 06 May 2015

 PRESS RELEASE | MAY 5 2015

Israeli state pushes court to take unusual step threatening immediate demolition of entire Palestinian village 

The entire Palestinian village of Susya is in danger of demolition and expulsion. By refusing to issue an interim order preventing preemptive demolitions before their case is heard, the Israeli High Court is allowing for the demolition of the entire Palestinian village of Susya and subsequent expulsion of its 340 residents. The refusal of the State to commit to not demolishing before the conclusion of proceedings suggests it has plans to destroy the village in the near future.   Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

PM & President receive review of Palestinian rights Israel is currently capable of upholding

No Comments 05 May 2015

PRESS RELEASE | MAY 5 2015

 

Prime Minister and President of Israel receive review of Palestinian rights Israel is capable of upholding in the absence of a political solution.

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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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Press Releases, العربية

Planner working with IDF’s CA to High Court: Return planning authority to villages (Arabic post)

No Comments 03 May 2015

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Amnesty Int’l joins criticism of West Bank’s planning system

No Comments 13 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 13 2015

 

 Amnesty Int’l joins criticism of West Bank’s planning system, says  it is unlike any other system globally

 

In a recent statement,  the organization also called on the Israeli authorities to “seize the opportunity” presented by a case currently in discussions at the Israeli High Court to bring back planning powers to local Palestinians for their own communities. 

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