See below for recent updates on the renewed threat to the Palestinian village of Susya.
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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 March 18th, rabbinical students studying for the year in Israel and other future Jewish leaders joined Rabbis for Human Rights for a fascinating and important tour to the threatened villages of Umm el Hiran/Atir and Susya.
On September 22 2015, California Senator Dianne Feinstein graciously received representatives from the villages of Susya and Um Al Kheir – two villages under the threat of demolition by the state of Israel. In July of this year, Senator Feinstein sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to halt any demolition orders for the village of Susya. Continue Reading
A video showing the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) speaking on Susiya demonstrates that the residents of Susiya still very much face the threat of forced displacement, despite the demolitions not occurring this summer and a postponement of their High Court hearing. Continue Reading
A generous donor has offered to match all financial support up to 10,000 British Sterling ($15,620) to fund RHR’s efforts to save the Palestinian cave community of Susya! This means, any donation made in the name of Susya will be doubled! Click here to donate online. Please read on for an appeal from Rabbi Ascherman on why our work with Susya is far from over.
There is a postponement of the High Court hearing scheduled for August 3rd on the appeal of the residents of Susya, represented by RHR, against the rejection of the master building plan submitted to the Civil Administration planning committee.
Yesterday morning, July 29 2015, Rabbi Ascherman met Israeli settler shepherds on Palestinian Susya’s land. He writes: Continue Reading
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