Tag archive for "Susya"

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Lieberman expresses desire to come to agreed upon solution regarding Susya

No Comments 04 September 2016

We are pleased to hear Minister of Defense Lieberman’s statement on his desire to come to an agreed upon solution in regards to the Palestinian village of Susya. We hope that behind this rhetoric of reconciliation stands a sincere intention to find a just solution and not an attempt to divert criticism. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Update on Susya High Court hearing

3 Comments 18 August 2016

See below for recent updates on the renewed threat to the Palestinian village of Susya.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Suspension of dialogue between Susya and state leads to new fears of demolitions

1 Comment 26 July 2016

PRESS RELEASE | JULY 26 2016

Unilateral and sudden suspension of dialogue between Susya and state leads to new fears of demolitions.
 
Refusal by the state to continue dialogue regarding the authorization of Susya  implies an increased threat of demolitions occurring to 40% of the village. Were this to occur, the already very difficult humanitarian conditions existing in the village would be greatly exacerbated.

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Occupied Territories

Young Palestinians from SHH learn about photography & importance of documentation

No Comments 21 July 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.”

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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.

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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.

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Ramadan demolitions in Susya and Diraat area

2 Comments 20 June 2016

PRESS RELEASE | JUNE 20 2016
In an unusual move today, the Israel authorities destroyed two residential buildings, an animal pen, and an external kitchen in the South Hebron Hill village of Susya. A large 30 meter structure was also demolished in the area of Diraat. None of the structures were built in the last month or even the last year. Is this the beginning of a new policy by the Ministry of Defence? 

Generally, as a basic humanitarian gesture, demolitions do not occur during the fasting month of Ramadan. Not only are Palestinians in these areas fasting, but the temperatures are also soaring. The move to carry out demolitions is thus especially cruel and shocking.
Palestinians also reported being beaten and shoved by the Israeli authorities after engaging in non-violent resistance. Please share and continue to follow us for updates.

Statement from Rabbi Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights:
In the twenty years that I have been handling home demotions, there has always been an understanding that there are no demolitions during Ramadan. As Rabbis, it is especially harsh to have this norm broken during the Muslim holy month of fasting.  Nothing would have happened if they would have delayed the demolitions until after Ramadan, as the structures weren’t built this month or in recent years. It is necessary to note that none of this would have happened without the inability of the Palestinians to legally plan based on egalitarian and professional planning criteria. 

 

Photos by Nasser Nawaj’ah of B’Tselem and Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights

Photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah of Bt'selem

Photo by Nasser Nawaj’ah of Bt’selem

Photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah of B'tselem

Photo by Nasser Nawaj’ah of B’tselem

Photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah of B'tselem

Photo by Nasser Nawaj’ah of B’tselem

 

Photo by Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights

Photo by Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights

 

Photo by Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights

Photo by Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Photos: Rabbinical student tour to threatened villages Susya & Umm el Hiran/Atir

No Comments 20 March 2016

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. 

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Occupied Territories

American Senator Dianne Feinstein graciously receives Susya & Um Al Kheir families

No Comments 29 September 2015

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

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

WATCH: Video of COGAT in the Knesset reveals danger of displacement for Susiya remains

1 Comment 08 September 2015

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

Legal Work

Save Susya: All donations up to 10,000 pounds to be doubled!

1 Comment 17 August 2015

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.
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General, Legal Work

Susya update: High Court hearing postponed

1 Comment 30 July 2015

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.

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