Archaeology Staff Officer

“Salvage Excavations” in the West Bank (almost entirely) for Settlers Only

An analysis of the scope and objectives of archaeological excavations in Area C of the West Bank 2007-2014   Introduction  Most archaeological excavations in the world are carried out in advance...

Conservation works at Tel Rumeida, Hebron have resumed as a final stage before opening the site as a tourist park

Excavation and conservation works have resumed at the archaeological site of Tel Rumeida, situated at the heart of Hebron. The purpose of these works, which began two days ago (May...

Video – How to Protect Your Rights when Antiquities are Discovered on Your Property

Almost all excavations in the West Bank uncover archaeological remains. The discovery of antiquities on private land is perceived by landowners (farmers or other individuals who wish to develop their...

Press Release – High Court Ruling On Tel Shiloh: Developers Ordered to Provide Court with Basic Plan and to Represent all Historical Periods at the Site

At the court hearing concerning construction at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site in the West Bank on Wednesday, February 15 before Judges Rubinstein, Sohlberg and Barak-Erez, it was ruled that...

Press Release Layers of illegality at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site – High Court hearing

On Wednesday, February 15 the High Court will hear Emek Shaveh’s petition against the plan to build a 11,000 sqm. building at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site in the settlement...

Appeal to the High Court – to reveal archaeological activity in the WB

Emek Shaveh and Yesh Din appealed to the High Court demanding to reveal the names of the archaeologists excavating in the West Bank and the locations of the archaeological finds...

Tel Rumeida – The Story of a Family

In 2014 an excavation began in Tel Rumeida led by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the University of Ariel in preparation for an archaeological park that would be managed by...

Susya – The Displacement of Residents Following the Discovery of an Ancient Synagogue

Introduction The site of ancient Susya is located in the South Hebron Hills region, on a main road linking Maale Dargot in the south and as-Samu, Yatta and al-Karmil in...

Petition to the High Court to stop illegal activity at the ancient site the Biyar Aqueduct and return the property to its owners

July 12, 2016 Residents of the al-Khader village, along with the organizations Emek Shaveh and Yesh Din, petitioned the High Court yesterday (July 11) demanding a court order to stop...

The Political struggle over the future of Tel Sebastia

Tel Sebastia near Nablus is adjacent to the Palestinian village of Sebastia, and has been a focus of interest for settlers and the Civil Administration for the past two years....