Archaeology Staff Officer

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....

Press release: Contract allocating Hebron archaeological site (Tel Rumieda) to settlers cancelled

November 5, 2015 Following a petition by Breaking the Silence, Emek Shaveh, and Tel Rumeida residents, the Civil Administration announced that by the end of the year it will nullify...

Two High Court Petitions in case of Tel Shiloh against settlers’ management of archaeological site and construction of a tourism complex

Press Release October 11, 2015 Emek Shaveh petitioned the High Court after the Planning Commission of Judea and Samaria approved the construction a 11,000 square meter tourism complex within Tel...

The role of ancient sites in the political struggle in the Bethlehem area (“Gush Etzion”) and their economic and educational potential

To download the full report as PDF  Introduction “Gush Etzion,” as many Israelis refer it to, is located in the West Bank bordering on Jerusalem to its north. It includes...

Legal battle against the archaeological excavations in Tel Rumeida – Update

16 December 2014 In early 2014 the City of Hebron and Tel Rumeida residents petitioned the Israeli High Court against the archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in...