West Bank

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...

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...

Civil Administration’s Clandestine Operation Follows Settler Complaints it is not Doing Enough to Protect Antiquities

  Early on Monday, the Civil Administration entered the Palestinian village of Tuqu’ near Bethlehem and took a Byzantine-era baptismal font from near the mayor’s house which is in area...

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...

State announces it will dismantle illegal construction at Nabi Aner following nullification of Regularization Law

In the wake of the nullification of the law to regularize the settlements, and following a petition by Palestinian landowners: The state announces that it will demolish illegal construction at...

Emek Shaveh and Residents of Hebron Have Submitted an Objection to the Construction of an Elevator for Persons with Disabilities at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

The grounds for the objections: The plan was illegally approved  by a transitional government;  The plan is in contravention of international agreements to which Israel is a signatory;  This is an...

High Court Rules to Conceal the Identities of Archaeologists

The ruling’s implication:  The law relates differentially to information inside the Green Line and information in the West Bank, implying that  continued Israeli control over the West Bank requires two...