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IDF’s Civil Administration: Hundreds of PA Employees Engaged in Land Registration of Area C

(JewishPress, November 23 2020) Brigadier General Ghassan Alian, Commander of the IDF’s Civil Administration, said at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the Palestinian Authority (PA) employs hundreds of people to register real estate in Judea and Samaria – including in areas under full Israeli control, while the Civil Administration has only about 20 people dealing ... Read More »

PolygaMeToo? Not anymore!

This post first appeared on our Facebook page 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 ... Read More »

Under our noses, the illegal Kfar Kassem Commercial Zone

In the last few years, in central Israel, next to Kfar Kassem and on lands zoned for agricultural use, an enormous commercial zone has popped up illegally. With massive warehouses, garages, stores, factories, and sprawling over more than 2000 dunams, the commercial zone is the largest illegal one in Israel. What’s so problematic about the Kfar Kassem commercial zone? First ... Read More »

Schools and the #BattleforAreaC

In 2009, then-Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad unveiled his plan for the creation of a Palestinian state. Ever since, driven by European funding and the cynical use of the most vulnerable members of society as pawns, the PA has illegally created facts on the ground. While the Israeli government has failed to meet this challenge, the PA has fine-tuned it, building ... Read More »

New Masterplan Approved for Druze Township in Galilee

(JewishPress, October 13 2020) Israel’s Regional Planning and Construction Board (Northern District) has approved the publication of a new municipal masterplan for Julis, a Druze township in the Galilee. The new masterplan paves the way for construction of some 3,000 new housing units, providing residential opportunities that will allow the township to double its population to 12,5000 residents while enabling ... Read More »

Latest Illegal Palestinian Authority School Built Overnight, This Time in Jordan Valley

(Jewish Press, September 23 2020) 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 ... Read More »

A case of self-defeating government & Israel’s eroding sovereignty

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 the UN was carrying out ... Read More »

Polygamy in the Bedouin sector: A ticking time-bomb that nearly exploded

Today (Monday), the Shin Bet security agency announced that it foiled a Hamas bombing attack at Bilu Junction in central Israel. Mahmud Makdad, an Israeli citizen from the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom in the Negev, was apprehended as he attempted to plant an explosive device in a bus stop at the bustling junction. Nine others, nearly all residents of ... Read More »

MK Ofer Cassif’s crocodile tears are also green

The sad truth is that Cassif’s objections have very little to do with ecology and environmental protection, and everything to do with a scorched-earth policy of anti-normalization in the West Bank. A recent Knesset hearing on the proposed Sha’ar Shomron Commercial Centre was an invaluable lesson in Israeli politics and its ills. MK Ofer Cassif of the United Arab List, ... Read More »

Rewriting history

In theory, thousands of historical and archaeological sites in Judea & Samaria are protected by explicit international treaties. In practice, the Palestinian Authority continues to destroy the physical record of Jewish connection to the Land of Israel. A few examples of sites the PA has – and continues – to deface and misappropriate: Tel Aromah, one of a chain of ... Read More »