Tag archive for "Ta’ayush"
The ultra-nationalist organization Ad Khan has recently released a smear campaign on Rabbis for Human Rights claiming to have “uncovered” our association with Ta’ayush, a network of Israeli activists focused in the South Hebron Hills. Rabbis for Human Rights responds below: Continue Reading
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
Despite soaring temperatures, ten RHR volunteers joined Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann and Rabbi Arik Ascherman on Friday, May 16th 2014, in helping Palestinian farmer Abu Anan harvest his land’s barley. Located on the outskirts of Hebron, just outside of the settlement Kiryat Arba, the illegal outpost “Hazon David” was built on Abu Anan’s land. Last year at this time this same field was arsoned and the entire crop lost. Unfortunately, such was not the first incident of settler violence and vandalism. Read Rabbi Ascherman’s thoughts on the day below.
Saturday, February 8th activists from the group Ta’ayush were attacked by 10-15 masked extremists nearby the illegal outpost of Eshtamoa in the South Hebron Hills. The activists assist Palestinian farmers and shepherds each week with their work in various ways. One activists was violently pushed, kicked, punched and beaten with a club. The assault was captured on film, and soldiers were within proximity to the events. Continue Reading
This post was written by Amitai Ben-Abba, Ta’ayush activist, following an attack by settlers in the south of the West Bank. It illustrates the ‘Ta’ayush way’ and the determination/commitment of these amazing people. Continue Reading
The Weekly Report of Rabbis for Human Rights
The Counting of the Omer started and slowly we accumulate the first fruits of human rights control. Things are getting to the media and from there to the public. For example: our post on the expanding of the illegal outpost Avigail that was published last week, and this week we can read about this in Akiva Eldar’s article who quoted Rabbi Arik Ascherman in his column in Haaretz. Shabbat Shalom Continue Reading
Rabbi Arik Ascherman updated about a big campaign that is running in the occupied territories to expand an illegal outpost by robbing Palestinian land in South Hebron Hills. The DCO and the army do not enforce the court order to stop the work and the Palestinians pay the price. Continue Reading
On Monday, June 20th, 2011 the Israeli Civil Administration, accompanied by a private Israeli contracting company, destroyed the village of Chirbat Bir El Id, in the South Hebron Hills. During the course of one morning the forces demolished six residential structures and tents, and one toilet structure. The forces also uprooted fruit and vegetable patches, and cut the wires of the electrical system that was installed by the Comet-ME organization, which builds wind-turbines and solar panels to provide energy to villages that Israel did not connect to a grid. According to residents, the soldiers told them that they do not deserve to have electricity. In addition, the soldiers also damaged a water tank and sacks of animal food. Continue Reading
Towamin – The struggle for the realization of rights, access to land, and law enforcement in the South Hebron Hills.
Following our petition to the Supreme Court about a month ago on the issue of the South Hebron Hills, Wadi Towamin was closed to Settlers. But a signature on a piece of paper is not enough, and the struggle for the enforcement of the order still continues every day. Last week, a Palestinian shepherd of the Mor family was attacked by masked men and was hit in his head and hands.
This week settlers breached the same order by grazing in the Wadi and causing damage to crops. When the settlers saw that a Palestinian was entering what they consider their land, they threwstones at him although he had the right to enter his land at that time. The Palestinian shepherds tried to get the sheep away and escape, but the settlers called the security forces, claiming that the Palestinians threw stones first. Border Police troops who arrived and saw the attack, chose to adopt the Israeli version. In that act the border police didn’t enforce the law on the Israelis, andinstead prevented the Palestinian landowner entrance to the Wadi, and even arrested two of them. They were released only late at night.
Different law for each nationality
The very presence of the Israelis in the Wadi is a violation of the Order – and it’s a criminal offense (!) But it is a law that is not enforced by the various security forces on the settlers who live in the South Hebron Hills.
The above, especially when it is added to the previous events in the region, again demonstrate our claim: the very signing of the order is not sufficient to protect the rights of farmers and shepherds. The Security Forces must provide them with protection. From the way the Security Forces conducted the situation in the last few weeks, since the Order was signed, it clearly shows that soldiers serving in the area are unaware of the Order and of their obligation to protect Palestinian rights on their own lands.
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