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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 »

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 »

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 »