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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 »

Palestinian Authority make ecological assault on Nahal Alexander

In response to Regavim’s complaint over new environmental hazards in Nahal Alexander, the Ministry of Environmental Protection has placed the blame elsewhere. Nahal Alexander, which flows from the western side of the Samaria mountain belt through the Sharon area and into the Mediterranean Sea, has been plagued by an ecological disaster — mainly due to sewage coming from areas controlled ... Read More »

It’s the largest quarry in Israel – and it’s illegal

In its most recent Supreme Court petition, Regavim sues the Ministers of Defense and the Environment, the IDF Commander of Central Command, the Civil Administration and the Israel Police. (JNS Wire, August 14 2020) The Regavim Movement recently petitioned the Jerusalem District Court against the continued operation of the Beit Fajar quarry in eastern Gush Etzion. The quarry currently spans ... Read More »

What is the major battle happening over the future of Kafr Kassem?

Officials from Kafr Kassem and the state’s land use enforcement authorities have acknowledged that there is significant illegal building in the area in question. By Yonah Jeremy Bob (Jerusalem Post, July 15 2020) The organization Regavim has sued a range of local and national agencies and ministries in the Central District Court for allegedly failing to enforce land use laws ... Read More »

Sovereignty in reverse: Palestinians have seized 30 percent of Israeli land in territories

Knesset told that authorities are sleeping as the EU funds Palestinian takeover of Israeli-controlled land. By Paul Shindman, World Israel News (August 17 2020) The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee has been told that the Palestinians have taken over large swaths of Israeli-controlled land in Judea and Samaria while authorities dither on what action to take, Makor Rishon reported Monday. Testifying ... Read More »

Developments in Ongoing Cases

Bir Hadaj – In May, the High Court of Justice heard the petition we submitted on behalf of private landowners whose rights we have been defending in this matter for over a decade. We are seeking the removal of hundreds of Bedouin families who are squatting on this private property. The hearing was concluded with a court instruction to the ... Read More »

The “History Awaits” Campaign

We recently concluded a major campaign focused on the Trump plan and the sovereignty issue. The campaign succeeded in generating widespread public interest and discussion, in Israel and abroad. Our messages, which appeared on billboards, buses, internet sites and in the media, illustrated the historic choice facing Prime Minister Netanyahu by presenting prominent figures who played pivotal roles in Israel’s ... Read More »

Legal Division

The Kfar Qasem Case – See above for details. The petition, submitted in late June 2020, is scheduled for its first hearing in August. The Abu Basma Case – Recently we submitted an addendum petition to a case we first submitted nearly a decade ago, against 63 illegal structures that were built in the Neveh Midbar and Al Kassum Municipalities. ... Read More »