PRESS RELEASE | JULY 26 2016
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PRESS RELEASE | JULY 26 2016
On July 20th, a photography workshop was held in the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani, in the South Hebron Hills. The workshop was led by by Ehab Tarabieh (director of photography and video at B’Tselem) and Nasser Nawaj’ah and is a product of a partnership between Rabbis for Human Rights and the Italian project “Operation Dove.”
The aim of these workshops is to train young Palestinian men and women to document events related to their lives under the Israeli occupation. Participating in the workshop are 25 Palestinian women and men from the South Hebron Hill villages of Umm El Kheir, Tuba, Susya and At-Tuwani.
In addition to acquiring basic photography equipment, the Palestinians learned the importance of documenting and providing photographic evidence to human rights organisations working to protect human rights in their region. This evidence they gather will be reviewed and archived, and is critical in that it ensures a basis for legal and other related actions.
The workshop give participants an understanding of the technical and legal aspects of documentation, showing them various camera techniques and outlining under what circumstances and in what places photography is not permitted. The workshops are empowering for the participants, and they enjoyed meeting and learning together with peers from villages in their region.
Photos by Nasser Nawaj’ah of B’Tselem and Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights
On Feb 4 2016, Rabbis for Human Rights sent an urgent petition to the High Court to allow two villages two represent, Majaz and Safai, to submit a detailed master plan for Safai and a correction to the plan for Majaz. This action followed a wave of demolitions after the break-down of a mediation process between the residents of the villages of Masafer Yatta (the region), who reside within the Firing Zone 918 in the South Hebron hills, and the State. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 10 2016
High Court of Justice Petitioned to halt destruction of two Palestinian villages in West Bank’s Firing Zone 918
This morning we received word that the Civil Administration was demolishing homes in the Palestinian villages of Jenbah and Halaweh, located in Firing Zone 918 in the South Hebron Hills. The demolitions come after a breakdown in the mediation efforts between the villages and the State. Continue Reading
Rabbis for Human Rights mourns the tragic and senseless murder of an Israeli father and son on Friday, November 13 in the S Hebron Hills by a Palestinian extremist. May God comfort their family. We pray for a quick recovery for the injured, and condemn all use of violence, which leads only to more violence and human suffering.
Yesterday morning, July 29 2015, Rabbi Ascherman met Israeli settler shepherds on Palestinian Susya’s land. He writes: Continue Reading
On Friday July 24 2015, nine buses full of Israelis, internationals, and activists arrived in the small Palestinian village of Susya in order to show support to the village currently under immediate threat of demolition. The demonstration was one of the largest joint protests in recent history in the Occupied Territories, and was organised by Rabbis for Human Rights along with Israeli NGOs B’Tselem, Combatants for Peace, and Ta’ayush. Continue Reading
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