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The secret tunnel being hidden by the Jerusalem Municipality

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The Regavim Movement filed a petition against the Jerusalem Municipality, demanding law enforcement against an illegal subterranean tunnel dug by the Church of the Dormition on Mount Zion, in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City – an area dense with historical and archaeological treasures. The Regavim Movement filed a petition yesterday (Tuesday) in the Jerusalem […]

Regavim successfully protects agricultural lands near Moshav Nevatim

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Earlier this year, a Bedouin man invaded into agricultural lands that belong to the Moshav Nevatim, appropriated a piece of land for himself, and put up an illegal hut. The hut was small, but its impact was huge: the intruder decided to stay there and prevent the Moshav’s workers from entering their fields to work […]

A perversion of justice: one rule for Jewish homes, another for Bedouins

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Israel’s High Court of Justice denies appeal of landowners whose property has been overtaken by thousands of Bedouin squatters: “This case does not justify judicial interference.” After a decade of legal proceedings, yesterday (Monday) Israel’s High Court of Justice denied an appeal by owners of private property who sought a court-mandated deadline for the removal […]

Another win for Regavim: Bir Zeit junkyard cleared

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As a result of our petition, a massive junkyard that was blighting the countryside and polluting the groundwater in the Binyamin region was cleared. Countless wrecks had been piling up for years at an illegal automotive scrapyard near Bir Zeit, polluting topsoil and groundwater with untreated effluents and automotive waste. About eight months ago, we […]

Mt. Trashmore: A permanent fixture in Binyamin?

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At the largest illegal dump in Judea and Samaria, untreated waste continues to pollute the entire ecosystem – and no indictments are in sight. Under cover of the first corona shutdown, the Ramallah Municipality dumped thousands of truckloads of untreated refuse into an abandoned quarry at the headwaters of Nahal Makoch. The Civil Administration admits: […]

Regavim applauds Police efforts to eradicate organized crime

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Following last night’s events in Tamra, an Arab town in northern Israel, the Regavim Movement applauds the decisive law enforcement activity by the Israel Police and calls on the leaders of the Israeli-Arab sector to support Israel Police efforts to eradicate organized crime. In recent weeks, the Israel Police have carried out extensive – and […]

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Field Division Regavim’s field coordinators keep close tabs on what’s happening on State land throughout the Land of Israel. We investigate and document who’s building what, where, why, with whose permission, and then “connect the dots” to see the big picture, to identify trends and strategic developments. We monitor nature reserves, IDF training grounds, and […]

In unprecedented court ruling, polygamist sentenced to seven months in prison

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Last week, the Beer Sheva Magistrates Court sentenced an Israeli Bedouin to seven months in prison, after he was found guilty of polygamy. The man, a resident of the Negev, was already married when he took an additional wife. Although polygamy has been illegal in Israel since 1951, this is only the second time that a polygamist was sentenced to […]

Illegal construction at the UNTSO compound in Jerusalem

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Regavim’s petition regarding the UNTSO Compound in Armon HaNatziv continues. In March 2017, Regavim petitioned the Jerusalem Magistrates Court for a temporary injunction requiring the Israeli authorities to issue evacuation and restoration orders against illegal construction at the UNTSO compound in Armon HaNatziv, in southern Jerusalem. This petition was the result of Regavim’s discovery that […]

Illegal Palestinian school built overnight in Jordan Valley

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One more illegal school joins the rapidly growing roster of similar structures built by the Palestinian Authority at lightning speed. The newest to join the ranks is an illegal school built overnight – literally – in the Jordan Valley. Regavim, meanwhile, is clear about the problem: “While the Israeli government chatters about sovereignty in the […]

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