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The E1 plan and its implications for human rights in the West Bank

In late November 2012, the media reported that the Israeli government had issued instructions to promote the planning of thousands of apartments that would constitute an expansion of the Ma'ale Adumim
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The Jordan Valley

The Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea span some 160,000 hectares, comprising almost 30% of the West Bank. In 2016, approximately 65,000 Palestinians and 11,000 settlers lived there. Almost 90% o
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21.6.11 Israel demolishes dozens of Palestinian homes in Jordan Valley and southern Hebron hills

In the past week, the Civil Administration demolished 33 temporary residential structures in three Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley – Fayasil, al-Hadidiya, and Khirbet Yarza – and in the P
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Statistics on demolition of houses built without permits in the West Bank (Not including East Jerusalem)

From 2006 until 31 Jan. 2018 , Israel demolished at least 1,323 Palestinian residential units in the West Bank (not including East Jerusalem), causing 5,966 people – including at least 3,015 minors –
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Planning Policy in the West Bank

Israel’s planning and building policy in the West Bank is aimed at preventing Palestinian development and dispossessing Palestinians of their land. This is masked by use of the same professional and l
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Jerusalem Municipal Services for the Neighborhoods beyond the Wall: House Demolition

In July 2016, the Israeli authorities demolished 13 homes in the eastern section of Qalandia al-Balad, close to the Separation Barrier. In September, a demolition order was issued against another buil
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For the second time this winter, the Civil Administration has demolished all the structures in Khirbet ‘Ein Karzaliyah, leaving the residents exposed to the elements

The access road to the community, blocked by the Civil Administration. Photo: 'Aref Daraghmeh, B'Tselem This morning, 4 March 2015, the Civil Administration demolished all the structures in the commun
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UN report is a reminder: Over 1.5 million people live in the Gaza Strip. It is not a battlefield

Brief humanitarian ceasefire in Beit Hanoun, 26 July 2014. Photo: Muhamad Sabah, B'Tselem. Last summer’s Gaza conflict, known as Operation Protective Edge, began on 8 July 2014 and ended about fifty d
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Qibyah: Crowding – construction without permits – demolition orders

The village of Qibyah. Photo: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem, 25 Dec. 2012 The village of Qibyah is located in the central West bank, west of Ramallah, just two kilometers east of the Green Line, and its land e
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Civil Administration demolishes nearly half the homes in community of Id’eis, the Jordan Valley

Civil Administration bulldozers demolishing structures, Id’eis. Photo: Yusef Bani ‘Odeah, 21 May 2014 On the morning of 21 May 2014, five Civil Administration bulldozers accompanied by a considerable