Tag archive for "Umm al Hiran"

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Press Releases

Police commissioner must be investigated on suspicion of incitement & false statements

1 Comment 14 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 14 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights to police internal affairs: Investigate Police Commissioner on suspicion of incitement and false statements regarding Umm al Hiran Continue Reading

Field Reports, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

Tu B’Shevat tree planting 5777: Trees of Hope in Turmous Ayya & Umm al Hiran!

1 Comment 13 February 2017

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish “new year” for the trees, Rabbis for Human Rights once again brought Israeli and international volunteers to plant “trees of hope” as an act of solidarity against Jewish extremism and discrimination against “the other.” Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

The flexibility of Umm al Hiran Residents vs the government’s intransigence

No Comments 05 February 2017

On January 18 2017, the Israeli government attempted to begin erasing the entire Bedouin Israeli village of Umm al Hiran in order to build a Jewish community on the rubble. The attempt had disastrous results for both Bedouin and Jews, of which the details are still unclear. Rabbis for Human Rights mourns these painful killings, wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, and calls for a commission to investigate fully the events of this morning. We also call on the government to seek a resolution that is just and acceptable to the residents of Umm al-Hiran regarding the future of their village.

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Saturday: Arab-Jewish rally for a common future!

1 Comment 30 January 2017

Please come out on Saturday night to Tel Aviv and stand up for  Umm al Hiran & equality in Israel!

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

RHR calls for the swift creation of an independent investigation on the events at Umm al-Hiran

No Comments 23 January 2017

Video released from January 18th at Umm al Hiran where a police officer was run over and a Bedouin shot  reveals the need for the swift creation of a thorough and independent investigation into the events.  This video evidence joins a number of testimonies reporting that the police shot at the vehicle of Yaqoub Mousa Abu Al-Qia’an before it rammed into Israeli forces. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Amona vs Umm al-Hiran: A Reality Check

No Comments 18 January 2017

 

On January 18 2017, the Israeli government attempted to begin erasing the entire Bedouin Israeli village of Umm al Hiran in order to build a Jewish community on the rubble. The attempt had disastrous results for both Arabs and Jews, of which the details are still unclear. Rabbis for Human Rights mourns these painful killings, wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, and calls for a commission to investigate fully the events of this morning. We also call on the government to seek a resolution that is just and acceptable to the residents of Umm al-Hiran regarding the future of their village.

Many have sought to draw a basis of comparison between the evacuation of Umm al Hiran to the evacuation of Amona, a Jewish Israeli outpost in the occupied territories. Is this comparison appropriate?

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Statement on violent events at Umm al Hiran on morning of Jan 18

No Comments 18 January 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights on the events at Umm al-Hiran this morning: 

The Israeli government attempted to begin erasing an entire Bedouin village this morning in order to build a Jewish community on the rubble. The attempt had disastrous results for both Arabs and Jews, ending with the death of Sgt. Maj. Erez Levi, an Israeli policemen, and Bedouin Yaquub Abu Al Qian,  of which the details are still unclear. Rabbis for Human Rights mourns these painful killings, wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, and calls for a commission to investigate fully the events of this morning. We call on the government to seek a resolution that is just and acceptable to the residents of Umm al Hiran regarding the future of their village.

Photo: Morning of January 18th at Umm al Hiran. Credit: All that's Left Anti-Occupation Collective

Photo: Morning of January 18th at Umm al Hiran. Credit: All that’s Left Anti-Occupation Collective

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Ynet News: Two Killed during Home Evacuation in the Negev

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General, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Call for activists at threatened Bedouin community of Umm al Hiran

No Comments 27 November 2016

Call for activists to join the Bedouin residents of Umm al Hiran, currently under the threat of immediate demolition. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Renewed threat of demolition to Bedouin Umm al Hiran

No Comments 20 November 2016

Alarm at Bedouin village Umm al Hiran after authorities arrive this morning, Sunday November 20.

A large number of police and other enforcement authorities arrived this morning (November 20 2016) at Umm al Hiran in the Negev and left soon after. This raised alarm for residents concerned it signified preparation for a massive action in the village, which the state seeks to demolish and replace with a Jewish town to be called “Hiran.”

The following day, Monday the 21st, it was expected that the demolition of 15 homes in Umm al Hiran would occur the following morning of Tuesday, November 22nd and a call was made to activists to come to the village ASAP. However, the following morning no demolitions occurred. We believe this is a tactic by the authorities to exhaust the residents and activists of Umm al Hiran, making protest of the demolitions more difficult. Please continue to check-in regarding updates.

972 Magazine: Time’s up? State announces imminent demolition of Bedouin village

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Press Releases

Six arrested in unrecognised Bedouin village Umm al Hiran yesterday morning

2 Comments 01 August 2016

PRESS RELEASE | JULY 31 2016

Update from Umm al Hiran: Six arrested in unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran yesterday (July 31 2016) morning

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