In Area C, the Israeli Civil Administration (CA) has complete control over planning, development, and the provision of building permits, among other issues.
While settlements flourish, the CA’s planning for the Palestinian villages in Area C has limited, rather than enabled development, leaving many long-standing buildings, as well as new construction, without the necessary permits, and therefore subject to demolition.
Bimkom strives to defend the rights of Palestinian residents to build their homes, work their land, and improve their standard of living.
Practical Planning Assistance to unplanned or under-planned Palestinian communities in analyzing their planning situation, defining their needs and formulating planning solutions, which we then advocate vis-à-vis the CA.
Planning objections and legal petitions against plans for settlements and other interests that negatively impact Palestinian homes, or obstruct access to agricultural lands.
Advocacy for region-wide solutions to the planning distress of the Palestinian population in Area C, through negotiations with the CA and other decision makers.