- Published on Feb 9, 2015
Over 500 rabbis call to Netanyahu to stop demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank.
- Published on Feb 8, 2015
More than 400 rabbis from around the world including Israel have slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for demolishing Palestinian homes. The group ‘Rabbis for Human Rights’ has called on Netanyahu to halt the demolitions, saying the policy runs counter to international law and Jewish tradition. The group wrote a letter of protest to Netanyahu, after he ordered that more than 400 Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank be destroyed. The newly-built houses were funded by the European Union. Israel says the pre-fabricated bungalows have been built illegally and therefore should be razed. Israel’s house demolitions have already sparked an international outcry. Last month, the UN warned that the policy is making vulnerable Palestinian families homeless.
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