Tag archive for "zakaria sadah"

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR to Army: Investigate Soldiers’ Aid of Extremist Violence at Einabus

1 Comment 14 March 2018


Rabbis for Human Rights demands  the army  investigate documentation of soldiers aiding extremist settlers as they attacked Palestinian farmers last week on the farmland of the village Einabus in the occupied territories. If it fails to do so, RHR will take legal action. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Israeli detective charged with beating Palestinian minor to elicit confession

2 Comments 12 March 2018

An accidental voice recording revealed that a police officer allegedly beat a Palestinian minor into falsely confessing to throwing stones. The Justice Ministry has accused him of the relatively minor offense of assault without aggravating circumstances. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Report: 20 Israeli extremists attack Palestinian tractor with driver inside

No Comments 06 March 2018

BREAKING: Palestinians report that about one hour ago (March 6 2018), twenty extremists descended from the Yitzhar settlement towards Palestinian village Einabus and attacked a tractor with the Palestinian driver inside. According to the driver’s testimony, he feared that the assailants, armed with knives, would try to stab him. Despite being able to run them over in the tractor, he acted with restraint. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Three recent incidents of extremist settler violence against Palestinians

1 Comment 25 February 2018

In the first clip (see below), an extremist runs into Palestinian agricultural area and shoots into the air despite no apparent threat. He turns and retreats, his body language seems relaxed and unthreatened. Other extremist settlers appear, throwing rocks. The extremist continues to curse, and Israeli soldiers above him ignore the situation, appearing indifferent. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Rabbis for Human Rights Field Director Attacked

No Comments 20 February 2018

After the evacuation of an outpost near the settlement of Kfar Tapuach, a group of settlers marched towards Kfar Tapuach. Israeli army forces should have accompanied the group but did not. The group then attacked two Palestinian vehicles, one of which belonged to the occupied territories field director of Rabbis for Human Rights, Zakaria Sadah. Apparently, the settler identified him and intentionally targeted him, throwing a large rock at his face. The rock hit the windshield and smashed it, slightly injuring Zakaria with the glass fragments. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Hate crime in Palestinian village of Jit

1 Comment 13 February 2018

On the morning of February 13 2018,  five Palestinian cars were discovered vandalized in the Palestinian village of Jit.  Graffiti reads “transfer now,” “death to Arabs.”

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Summary: RHR 2017 West Bank Olive Harvest

No Comments 27 December 2017

This year, RHR successfully enabled a Palestinian landowner to harvest on their land after many years of blocked access. We documented dozens of attacks  and unlawful expulsions and enabled multiple Palestinian farmers to return to their work or secured them access to their lands. On the other hand, violence from Israeli settlers or, in some cases, inappropriate actions from the security forces, resulted in many hardships to harvesters. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Court’s Message: Violent attacks on human rights workers are worth it

No Comments 18 December 2017

Before leaving Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR), Rabbi Arik Ascherman, then serving as RHR’s president, experienced a violent attack which was filmed by our field director Zakaria Sadah. This Saturday night (December 16th) the Magistrate’s Court in Petach Tikvah ruled that the youth will not be handed a criminal sentence. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Preliminary Palestinian testimony regarding shooting of farmer by settler near Kusra

1 Comment 30 November 2017


The following testimony was given by Palestinian residents of Kusra to Zakaria Sadah, head of the field department at Rabbis for Human Rights: Continue Reading

Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Full story behind the attack against Palestinian human rights workers

2 Comments 19 November 2017

The full story behind the Friday November 17 attack on Palestinian human rights activists and the response of the soldiers on the ground

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