Tag archive for "South Hebron Hills"
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
There are signs that the pressure being applied on Israel to not demolish Susya is having an effect. We are asking our friends and supporters abroad to please contact the Israel embassy near them, and politely but firmly and passionately ask that justice be done for the residents of Susya. Following is a sample letter that can be sent. Please look here for a list of local embassies. Please keep contacting your elected officials as well.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman, senior rabbi and president of RHR, interviewed on DW news on West Bank demolitions and Susya Continue Reading
Over 200 prominent Israelis, including novelists David Grossman, A.B. Yehoshua, and Etgar Keret, sign a public statement published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz (July 20th) against the demolition of Susya! Continue Reading
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