The Civil Administration

Archaeological Excavation in the West Bank Sponsored by an Israeli University

26/07/2022 Yesterday (25/7/2022) an archaeological excavation sponsored by the Israeli Bar-Ilan University commenced at Tel Tibnah, an archaeological mound in the Ramallah district near the villages of Nabi Salih and...

Mount Ebal “Curse Tablet” revealed last week was probably procured illegally from Area B of West Bank

Claims to have found a 3,200 year-old “Curse Tablet” at the site of Mount Ebal/el Burnat near Nablus last week constitute a record low in the sacrifice of archaeological standards to serve a...

Knesset Committee Recommends Expanding Israel Antiquities Authority Oversight into Area C of the West Bank

Minister of Heritage and Jerusalem Affairs allocated an additional 10 million NIS to protecting ancient sites in Area C. Knesset’s Education Committee recommends government consider expanding remit of the Israel...

Master plan approved for Nabi Samuel archaeological/holy site north of Jerusalem

Following a decade of deliberations, objections and slight changes to the plan, the Civil Administration’s Supreme Planning Committee approved the plan for the development of the archaeological and holy site...

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...

Petition by Emek Shaveh and Palestinians against plan to build lift at Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron has been Rejected

On November 19th, the Judea and Samarea central Planning Committee rejected petitions by Emek Shaveh and Palestinian residents of Hebron against the plan to build a lift for disabled people...

Civil Administration Approves Construction Plan for Lift at Tomb of the Patriarchs

and Acknowledges that the Civil Administration’s Staff Officer for Archaeology was not Involved in the Planning Process Following pressure from Defence Minister Benny Gantz, the Civil Administration Planning Committee approved...

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...

Israeli Archaeological Activity in the West Bank 1967-2007

The collection of archaeological sites in this publication are derived from the surveys and excavations conducted in the West Bank since 1967. The scientific publication is accompanied by a map...