Tag archive for "West Bank olive harvest"
Attorney Mishirqi-Asad, director of the Legal Department for Rabbis for Human Rights, commented on the Court’s decision to reject the appeal on behalf of the settlers of Achiya Farm, a major producer of olive oil, as this was the just thing to do. On the other hand, she is concerned that the army continues to allow Palestinian land theft in Susya. Continue Reading
The outcomes of this year’s harvest once again underscores the absolute necessity of organizing in order to ensure the rights of Palestinian farmers are upheld as they harvest their olives. In order to complete the harvest safely and without harassment, RHR organizes activists, volunteers, staff members and attorneys in coordination with the Palestinians, the IDF and additional NGOs. Continue Reading
Two Palestinian olive harvesters and two Israeli volunteers were injured today after being attacked with metal bars by extremists near Yitzhar
Today, October 20, 2013: Several extremist Israelis came down from the direction of the Yitzhar settlement and, using metal bars as weapons, attacked Palestinian farmers harvesting olives and the Israeli activists from Rabbis for Human Rights who were assisting them. Continue Reading
Arson of some 400 olive trees in the West Bank
A grave attack by Israelis on the Palestinian village of Jalud in the West Bank is apparently revenge for the dismantling of an outpost. Continue Reading
Palestinian olive harvest opens with multiple incidents of vandalism
Despite IDF assurances that previously troublesome locations were secured, numerous uprooted trees in multiple locations were discovered Sunday morning in the West Bank in apparent “price tag” attacks. Continue Reading
Within less than a month the olive harvest will begin. Every year at this time Palestinian farmers from a number of villages across the West Bank receive threats to their safety, are denied access to their land or have their olives stolen, their trees poisoned, or even cut down altogether. Continue Reading
Over the 2012 season, RHR was involved in coordinating the olive harvest in 39 Palestinian villages. In addition to bringing groups of volunteers into the field to help ensure the safety of farmers, RHR intervened with the Israeli army’s Civil Administration to guarantee access to agricultural lands, made site visits to several villages, and otherwise took actions to ensure the greatest possible realization of Palestinian farmers’ rights to livelihood and security. Through this work, RHR gathered information, either directly through our own involvement or via contacts with farmers and other villagers, on incidents in the field. The following is a brief report of our activities, along with an overview of the principal statistics we gathered through the course of the 2012 olive harvest season.
By: Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann
Following the severe damage to the Palestinian olive harvest, the Human Rights organizations turned to the Minister of Defense with an urgent request to organize effective protection for the Palestinians and their property. Continue Reading
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