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Al-Hadidiyeh, February 2010: Israel effectively pressuring Palestinian Bedouin community to leave the Jordan Valley

The Jordan Valley is classified as Area C and is, therefore, under complete Israeli control. Israel has imposed harsh restrictions on building and movement there that apply to Palestinians alone, effe

Civil Administration demolishes 4 homes in Khallet Makhul, northern Jordan Valley, 18 months after demolishing all structures in community

At 6:30 A.M. on 18 March 2015, representatives of the Civil Administration arrived with a military escort at the shepherding community of Khallet Makhul in the northern Jordan Valley. Civil Administra

Khirbet Susiya – a village under threat of demolition

The Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya has existed in the South Hebron Hills at least since the 1830s. Its residents have traditionally earned a living from shepherding and growing olive trees. In

Communities facing expulsion: The Khan al-Ahmar area

Twelve of the Palestinian communities at risk of expulsion in the West Bank live in the area of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, and have a total of about 1,400 residents. These communities are scatt

16-year-old Palestinian killed by unexploded ammunition left behind after Israeli military trains on pastureland

On Saturday morning, 22 July 2017, at about 7:00 A.M., ‘Udai Nawaj’ah, 16, his brother Diaa’, 18, and his uncle D’as, 33, all from the Palestinian community of Khirbet Ibziq northeast of Tubas, set of

Israel’s High Court legitimizes looting of land in Derekh Ha’avot outpost

On 1 September 2010, Israel's High Court of Justice sanctioned the looting of land and the unlawful building carried out in establishing the Derekh Ha'avot outpost, near the Elazar settlement, in the

22 September 2010: Following court petition, Israel will reduce prohibited mining in the West Bank

According to a report in Ha'aretz , Israel will stop Israeli mining activity in the West Bank, which breaches the prohibition in international law on exploiting the natural resources of an occupied te

5 May '10: A license to loot: the Derekh Ha’avot outpost

On 25 April 2010, the State Attorney's Office informed the High Court of Justice that it intended to consider approving the looting of land and unlawful construction involved in the establishment of t

5 August '08: Civil Administration threatens to demolish most of al-‘Aqabah village

The Civil Administration has issued orders to demolish most of the houses in the village of al-‘Aqabah, which lies in the northern Jordan Valley, and many houses in other villages in the area. Israel'

25.11.09: Civil Administration chokes Palestinian construction

Civil Administration chokes Palestinian construction For decades, Israel has employed a planning, development, and building policy in the West Bank almost entirely denies Palestinian construction. At