Settlers

The High Court Issues Order Nisi Against State for Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City

The order includes 5 clauses which pose serious legal challenges for the developers (the State). The order suggests that the court has recognized the position of Emek Shaveh and other organizations regarding the irregular planning and...

Response to the Destruction of Antiquities at the Iron Age Site of Mount Ebal/el-Burnat

We decry the destruction of all antiquities, including the destruction of the outer wall of the site at Mount Ebal * The association of the site at Mount Ebal with...

Ancient Sites Recruited in Battle Over Area C

Summary of Developments in 2020  To download as a PDF click here   Over the last few years, we’ve been witnessing an organized campaign by the settlers focusing on what...

Minister of Heritage Initiates a Plan with Severe Consequences for Palestinians in Area C

In the midst of a serious economic crisis and a provisional government, the Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage transferred 24 million shekels on Monday to local councils in the West...

For the First Time in 35 Years: Expropriation Orders for Antiquity Sites in the West Bank

The Civil Administration has issued expropriation orders for the antiquity sites Deir Sam’an and Deir Kala’, northwest of Ramallah. Both sites are located on privately-owned Palestinian property and next to settlements. The expropriation...

Cable Car land expropriations of 10,000 sqm. on Jerusalem committee’s agenda

The Jerusalem Municipality’s local planning committee is slated to discuss this week the expropriation of over 10,000 sqm. of private property in areas situated along the route of the planned cable...

The Debate Over “King David’s Palace”

The Case of the Large Stone Structure at the City of David The site known as “The City of David” is the location of ancient Jerusalem and one of the...

Farce at the Civil Administration’s Supreme Planning Committee

The committee chairperson at the start of the session on objections to build a lift for the disabled at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, said: “We have all...

Update: In Speedy Procedure Civil Administration to Discuss Plan to Build Lift at Tomb of the Patriachs Next Week

Following pressure from the settlers, the Civil Administration Supreme Planning Committee has booked a discussion of the plan at the Subcommittee for Planning and Licensing on July 28th, just two weeks after...

Defense Minister Benny Gantz Announces Intention to Expedite Construction of Lift at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

Today the Minister of Defence and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz announced that he is working to expedite the construction of a lift for disabled visitors at the Tomb of...