Two pre-army academies toured south Tel Aviv, meeting with African refugees and Israelis. Social activist Tami Molad-Hayo met with another three academies.
RHR lawyers toured the Shilo Valley with the army, as part of efforts to return Palestinian farmers to their lands. We worked on a freedom of information request to obtain the decisions of Plia Albeck in the 1980s declaring private Palestinian land as State land. Settlers appealed three decisions we obtained to remove them from Palestinian lands. Our High Court appeal to return planning authority in Area C to Palestinians was postponed.
RHR's socioeconomic justice staff expanded its door to door efforts to the Givat Olga neighborhood. That very same day phone calls and drop ins to the RHR's Hadera Rights Center increased dramatically.
RHR participated in a round table discussion strategizing to stop the wave of Negev Bedouin home demolitions.
RHR's OT field staff planned the olive tree planting schedule, obtained additional days for Jayous farmers to cross the separation barrier and finish their olive harvest, and dealt with various attacks. Volunteers taught English to the Jahalin. Student Rabbi Jonathan Sheff met with Muslims, Christians and Jews studying for the clergy.
RHR and coalition partners wrote letters to the State Comptroller urging him not to concede in his struggle to insure that NIS 130 million from the dissolved Prazot public housing company be used for public housing.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman was on trial twice this past week. In 2009 he was accused of blocking a Palestinian access road dominated by an outpost until the army released a Palestinian, and was one of fifteen activists accused of sitting down next to police blockades in Sheikh Jarakh in 2010.