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Residents of the Village of Anata Petition High Court of Justice Demanding Return of Land Confiscated 40 Years Ago
The head of the village council of Anata and residents of the village petitioned the High Court of Justice this morning (Monday) through the human rights organization Yesh Din. The petition demands that the state nullify confiscation orders issued 40 years ago against their land and return the land to the petitioners. The petition relates to an area of tens of dunams in the vicinity of Ma’ale Adumim that has not been used since the 1970s.
Victory for Residents of the Village of Burka in Petition Submitted with the Assistance of Yesh Din against a Planned Mass Event on the Village's Land at Passover: Israel Police Opens Investigation against the Planners of the Event
The State Attorney’s Office, on behalf of the Commander of IDF Forces in the West Bank and the Commander of the SJ District Police, this morning announced that they intend to take action to prevent a “pilgrimage” to land belonging to the Palestinian village of Burka (the former settlement of Homesh) planned by a group of Israelis. The announcement was made in response to a petition submitted by Yesh Din. The authorities added in their response that the Israel Police plans to open an investigation against the planners of the event.
Bassem Abu Rahmeh's mother demands HCJ stop authorities' foot-dragging and indict those responsible for killing her son
The mother of Bassem Abu Rahmeh, a resident of the West Bank village of Bil’in killed when a soldier fired a tear-gas canister at him, petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice yesterday demanding that the Court compel the Military Advocate General (MAG) and the Attorney General to reach a decision concerning the appeal over the closing of the investigation file, and to indict the soldier who fired the canister along with any others bearing military command responsibility for the killing of her son.
Residents of the Village of Yasuf Petition the Supreme Court with the Assistance of Yesh Din Demanding the Eviction of the Illegal Outpost of Tapuach Ma'arav
With the assistance of Yesh Din, the head of Yasuf village council and residents of the village today petitioned the Supreme Court demanding the eviction of the illegal outpost of Tapuach Ma’arav, which is situated close to the settlement of Kfar Tapuach in the Occupied Territories. The petition was submitted since the outpost was built illegally, is situated in part on privately-owned Palestinian land, and – above all – due to increasingly frequent incidents of violence between the residents of the outpost and residents of the Palestinian village.
Israel’s High Court orders state to carry out demolition orders issued for nine structures in the settlement of Ofra, despite state objection. Court: Denying the petition would have sanctioned severe harm to Palestinian rights and rule of law, which is unacceptable
Human Rights Organizations in Letter to Prime Minister and Foreign Minister: Foreign Ministry is Deliberately Harming Activities to Advance the Status of Women due an Argument about the Definition of the Palestinian Government
Human rights organizations today wrote to Prime Minister and Acting Justice Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman after the Foreign Ministry refused to grant an entry visa to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the prevention of violence against woman. The letter urged the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister “to reconsider this unfortunate decision and to permit the Special Rapporteur to enter the Occupied Territories.”
Historic ruling on Amona: Unauthorized outpost of Amona to be evacuated within two years; HCJ charges State NIS 20,000 for petitioners’ legal fees
The High Court of Justice ruled tonight, in a landmark decision in the struggle against the takeover of Palestinian lands in the West Bank, to evacuate the unauthorized outpost of Amona within two years