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2019 saw spike in Palestinian home demolitions by Israel

“The 2019 calendar year saw a spike in demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures and homes by Israeli security forces, according to figures released Tuesday by an Israeli rights group…the number of illegally built structures by Palestinians in Area C doubled in the past decade to over 60,000, according to figures from Regavim, a group that monitors illegal Palestinian construction.” Read more ... Read More »

Gafni, Tibi, working together to freeze the ‘Kamintz Law’

“Caving to pressure from the Arab MKs, Finance Committee Chairman MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) will hold a discussion Monday morning regarding freezing the “Kaminitz Law.” The Kaminitz Law is the term for the amendments to the Planning and Building Law in 2017, which was formulated following extensive administrative work by a staff headed by Deputy Attorney General (Civil), Adv. Erez ... Read More »

United Arab List’s Celebration of the Repeal of the Kaminetz Law is Fake News

This morning (Wednesday), the Knesset Arrangements Committee assigned hearings on enforcement of the ‘Kaminetz Law’ to the Finance Committee. MKs from the United Arab List immediately launched a flurry of tweets framing the decision as a step toward the successful repeal of the law. MK Osama Saadi of the United Arab List claimed that in last Wednesday’s hearing on the ... Read More »

Regavim Discovers PA Funded Reconstruction of Terrorist House

IDF forces this morning demolished the home of terrorist Islam Yusef Abu Hamid, who murdered Duvdevan Sergeant Ronen Lubarsky by dropping a slab of marble on his head in May of 2018. A few weeks ago, after an investigation of Arab media sources, we revealed that the Palestinian Authority had provided funds for the rebuilding of the house. Read the story HERE at Arutz 7. Read More »

Israeli Police Raid Mosque Built at Gate of Mercy on Temple Mount

“During Yom Kippur, the Jerusalem police entered a mosque that was illegally built at the Gate of Mercy on the Temple Mount and confiscated prayer rugs, curtains, and furniture. The move came following a bombshell expose by right-wing NGO Regavim who revealed to the High Court that the mosque at the Gate of Mercy is still up and running despite ... Read More »

Israel arrests five Palestinians at Temple Mount’s Mercy Gate over illegal mosque construction

“Israeli police have arrested five Palestinians and removed wooden separators from the Temple Mount’s Gate of Mercy building, reports the Palestinian Safa news service…Regavim, an Israeli NGO which deals with illegal Arab building and land issues, discovered – based on documentation of the Waqf’s activities at the site – that the purpose behind the construction was to build a mosque.” Read about ... Read More »

The EU Parliament member realizes that the EU is waging war on Israel

We guided Joachim Kuhs, EU Parliament member on the Budget Committee for the Alternative for Germany party (AfD), around Judea and Samaria to demonstrate how the European Union routinely undermines Israeli sovereignty and the peace process by funding illegal Arab settlements in Area C. Read his op-ed about the experience in Arutz 7 HERE.    Read More »

Naomi Khan of Regavim Interviewed on Kan English News

Kan English News interviewed Director of Regavim’s International Division, Naomi Kahn, who explained why rescinding the Kaminitz Law would cause havoc in Israel’s Galilee and Negev. The Kaminitz Law, also known as Amendment 116 to Israel’s plumbing and building code, was passed in the Knesset in 2017. It has resulted in cutting illegal building and construction across all sectors of ... Read More »