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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

PODCAST ON SUSIYA: A village under imminent threat of demolition

No Comments 01 July 2015

A new podcast from Partners for Progressive Israel details the history and legal background of Susiya, a South Hebron Hills village, represented by RHR’s legal team, currently under imminent threat of demolition. The podcast features an interview with Jerusalem based artist and activist, Robin Levy. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

June 12-13: Solidarity work and action weekend in the South Hebron Hills

1 Comment 27 May 2015

The All That’s Left Collective in partnership with Ta’ayush, Breaking the Silence, and The Center for Jewish Nonviolence and others, is organizing a solidarity work and action in the South Hebron Hills, centered around Susiya, June 12-13 2015.   Continue Reading


The “Mother of the Settlements” recognizes Susya

1 Comment 25 May 2015

Following is RHR’s response to the state’s attempts to deny the historic existence of the Palestinian village Susya. This response comes in the context of an appeal seeking a resolution to the status of Susya, submitted by RHR on behalf of the village. We have copied several critical paragraphs from that appeal below.


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First-hand testimony: The Expulsion of Susya in 1986

No Comments 19 May 2015

How Palestinians were expelled from the original location of their village, which later became the archaeological site Sussia Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

British Consul and other diplomats visits Susya

No Comments 13 May 2015

Yesterday, British, German, French, Spanish and Danish diplomats visited the Palestinian village of Susya, currently under the threat of imminent demolition.  The British have released the following press release: Continue Reading

Legal Work

LISTEN: Rabbi Ascherman on Israeli radio on Susya (Hebrew)

No Comments 12 May 2015

On May 12th 2015, Rabbi Ascherman went on Israeli radio to debate with the legal advisor for the NGO Regavim, an organization pushing to destroy Susya. The interview, in Hebrew, in below, followed by comments in English:

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

High Court rules to demolish Bedouin village Umm al Hiran

No Comments 11 May 2015

On Tuesday, May 5th 2015, the High Court ruled that Umm al Hiran, an unrecognised Bedouin village in the Negev, will be demolished and the residents forcibly displaced. This comes despite the fact that the village was relocated twice by Israeli authorities to its present location. The court rules that the land is state owned, the residents have no right to it, and the entire village will be destroyed and the  Jewish settlement of Hiran will be built on top of it. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

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

2 Comments 06 May 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

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Friday: Student study tour to the South Hebron Hills

No Comments 26 April 2015

International students, join RHR this Friday, May 1st for a study tour of the South Hebron Hills and a visit to the village of Susya. Continue Reading

Legal Work

Update on Susya: State opposes freezing of demolition orders

9 Comments 31 March 2015

This past Thursday (March 26th, 2015), RHR received the position of the state opposing our request for an interim order to freeze the implementation of Susya’s demolition orders until the hearing of the appeal.

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