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New report to mark 46 years of occupation: Israel's control of Area C harms Palestinians throughout West Bank

Children of the Jahalin tribe. Israel plans to expel the area’s Bedouin villagers to expand the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim (background). Photo: ‘Amer ‘Awad, Reuters, 16 June 2012 Israel’s policy in A

Means of Expulsion

For the past five years, Israel has been trying to expel some one thousand Palestinians who have maintained the way of life of their ancestors in the southern Hebron hills.

Acting the Landlord

60% of the West Bank is designated Area C, under exclusive Israeli control. It is home to 180,000 Palestinians and includes most West Bank land reserves. Israel, citing “state lands” or “firing zones”

7 June 2009: Police close investigation in settler attack case

Recently, the Hebron police closed the investigation into the attack of Palestinian shepherds near Susiya in June 2008, on grounds of “offender unknown”. Description of the event: On 8 June 2008, ‘Imr

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

Civil Administration demolishes all homes of Khallet Makhul community in Jordan Valley

Update : On 24 September 2013, Adv. Tawfiq Jabareen applied to the Israeli High Court of Justice on behalf of the residents of Kh. Khallet Makhul, petitioning for an interim injunction that would prev

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

12 August 2010: Civil Administration demolishes Bedouin village of al-Farisiyah, in the Jordan Valley

In two waves of demolitions, on 19 July and 5 August, the Civil Administration demolished all the structures in al-Farisiyah, a Bedouin village in the northern Jordan Valley, east of which the Shadmot