Occupied Territories

Collective Punishment is a mistake: Data from around the world

0 Comments 14 May 2017

Collective Punishment against Palestinians is a mistake from both a moral and a security standpoint: Data and evidence from around the world “When one man sins, will You be wrathful with the whole community?” (Numbers 16:22) A policy of collective punishment or action (as sometimes the measures taken are not defined as “punishment, but rather […]

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinian arrested for stone-throwing while Israeli stone-throwing ignored

0 Comments 11 May 2017

On Wednesday May 10 2017, both settlers and Palestinians went to the scene of a fire below the Givat Ronen outpost on the edge of an olive grove belonging to Palestinians from Burin.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Parasha: Ensuring a Fine Harvest

0 Comments 10 May 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Emor, Rabbi Uri Ayalon discusses the importance of the caring for the weak and vulnerable – not just for their sake, but also for our own.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Settler threatens RHR worker Zakaria Sadah with rifle

0 Comments 10 May 2017

Three days ago, an armed settler loaded his rifle and aimed its barrel at the chest of the Rabbis for Human Rights’ Palestinian field coordinator Zakaria Sadeh. Zakaria had been nonviolently documenting Palestinians protesting.  Additionally, a soldier snatched Zakaria’s cell phone, which fell and cracked.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Soldiers attack Palestinians protesting illegal construction on their private land

0 Comments 07 May 2017

Israeli soldiers used violence to enable work on a road on private Palestinian land despite orders by the Israeli military body responsible for construction to halt the work. One week after the Civil Administration prohibited the construction of a road on private Palestinian land, Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinians protesting the disregard of the orders.

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Education

Touring Jerusalem with RHR’s Jezreel Valley College Beit Midrash students

0 Comments 07 May 2017

On Tuesday April 18 2017 participants of RHR’s human rights Beit Midrash program at Jezreel Valley College toured Jerusalem and learned about human rights on both sides of the wall.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: How (Much) Do We Want To Live? Questions We Ask Now More Than Ever

2 Comments 03 May 2017

Our tradition teaches us to love our neighbours as ourselves. In his commentary this week to Parashat Acharey Mot-Kedoshim, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom wonders if we can take on the full implications of such a deceptively simple commandment.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

One week later, more attacks on Palestinian village Urif

0 Comments 30 April 2017

Yesterday (Saturday April 29 2017), extremist settlers attacked the Palestinian village of Urif in the northern West Bank. One Palestinian was wounded in the leg. The settlers claim their attack followed the intentional setting of a fire by Palestinians near the settlement. Whether this is true ot not, there is no justification for an random attack […]

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RHR warns military of legal intervention regarding objectionable signs in Hebron

Legal Work, Press Releases

RHR warns military of legal intervention regarding objectionable signs in Hebron

0 Comments 26 April 2017

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 26 2017 Rabbis for Human Rights seeks action against signs imposed on private Palestinian property and the unauthorised replacement of Arabic signs with Hebrew/English signs bearing new names on streets where the majority of residents are Palestinians. The army has refused to act against this phenomenon, denying permission to independent activity to remove the […]

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General

Vehicle burned in north West Bank in suspected hate crime

0 Comments 26 April 2017

Breaking report: Vehicle torched in Huwara in suspected hate crime; police investigating  Hebrew writing was spray painted alongside the torched vehicle on a cloth attached to a nearby fence. However, the writing is charred and difficult to read other than a few letters. The police have informed RHR’s field coordinator that they have opened an […]

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