West Bank

Press Release: Comments on the proposal to recognize Hebron as a World Heritage Site in Danger

The diplomatic struggle over Hebron’s recognition as a World Heritage Site in Danger is reaching the final stretch. At the vote scheduled for Friday, at the 41st session of UNESCO’s...

How to protect your land when it is a declared national park

Living in a national park is no picnic. Although the animals, plants and archaeology are well looked after, the people who live there or own the land are not. Anyone...

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...

How to Protect Your Rights when Antiquities are Discovered on Your Property: Fact Sheet for Landowners

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...

Fearing BDS, West Bank Archaeologists and Digs to Remain Under Wraps

A Jerusalem court upheld on Wednesday the state’s decision to maintain the anonymity of Israeli archaeologists digging in the West Bank. The court also approved the withholding of information about...

The Court Allowed the Civil Administration to Conceal Archaeological Activity in the West Bank

Yesterday (Monday, November 21), the Jerusalem District Court rejected most of the petition submitted by Emek Shaveh and Yesh Din demanding that the State reveal the names of archaeologists who...

Court: Names of Israeli Archaeologists Digging in West Bank Can Stay Secret

The names of Israeli archaeologists excavating in the West Bank should be kept secret, likewise the location of where dug-up artifacts are stored, Jerusalem District Court has ruled. It thereby...