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Rate of illegal Palestinian construction in Area C increased by 80% in 2022

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A report released by the Regavim Movement reveals that in 2022, illegal Palestinian construction in Area C, the portion of Judea and Samaria under full Israeli jurisdiction, increased by 80%. The report documents 5535 new illegal structures built in 2022, compared to 3076 structures in the same period in 2021. Regavim: “The Israeli government is […]

Regavim petitions High Court: Cancel the directive that protects illegal Palestinian construction

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In a renewed petition submitted to the High Court of Justice, the Regavim Movement calls for changes in Civil Administration procedures that automatically freeze enforcement against thousands of illegal structures in Area C. Regavim: “This procedural distortion encourages illegal construction, entrenches and enables the Palestinian takeover of Area C.” In 2021, a Regavim petition to […]

How Israel has been aiding and abetting illegal Palestinian construction

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This article first appeared on the JNS Wire. Through incessant legal and procedural appeals, the PA has upended Israeli law enforcement and set the system against itself, creating facts on the ground and laying the foundations of a Palestinian state in the heart of the land of Israel. It’s no secret that the system of […]

Illegal and dangerous: construction in IDF Training Grounds 917 & 918

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IDF Firing Zones 917 and 918 are situated in a strategic area in the South Hebron Hills, a region that connects Israel’s eastern flank to the Negev and the Dead Sea. For the past few years, a massive take-over of land in this area has been underway, and we at Regavim have made a major […]

Data revealed: Seven new illegal Palestinian structures per day

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This morning (Monday), the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus held a hearing focusing on the battle for Judea and Samaria. Meir Deutsch, Director General of the Regavim Movement, shared updated data upon which Regavim based its recently-released precise map of Area C. The satellite mapping project revealed the alarming situation on the ground: From 2019 […]

Swiss government funds illegal school in Gush Etzion; Israel fails to react

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In early September, there was a special celebration in the village of Kisan in eastern Gush Etzion in honor of the opening of a new school. But, as we told you before, the school was built without permits by the Palestinian Authority. The construction period was short, and lasted just over a year. As soon […]

Illegal school in Gush Etzion: symptomatic of a wider problem

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It took a mere 12 months for the Palestinian Authority to build this enormous, impressive, and illegal school in Kisan, eastern Gush Etzion. As soon as construction was underway, we petitioned the Jerusalem District Court – since the Israeli authorities did absolutely nothing to prevent yet another land grab. In response to our petition, the […]

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