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After Decades of Darkness, Palestinian Village Gets Power

Haaretz: September 4, 2017 After years of lacking basic infrastructure, the village of Dhaher al-Malah, located in Area C, was finally connected to electricity as the result of a petition filed by Bimkom to the High Court of Justice on behalf of the villagers. Read the article here.

Building Permits in High Demand for Densely Populated West Bank City

The Jerusalem Post: June 22, 2017 Qalqilya has been affected by increasing urban density, as it is exceedingly difficult for Palestinians to build in sections of the city in Area C, and insufficient land to allow for future growth  was placed within the portions of the city under PA control in the Oslo Accords Read … read more

In Highly Irregular Move, Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes Within Jerusalem Borders

Haaretz: April 6, 2017 East Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the Separation Barrier have been largely neglected by the municipality yet also less affected by demolitions, making the move to demolish several residences in Al-Zaim all the more unusual. Most of Al-Zaim is located within Area C, although the dividing line is not demarcated, which leaves the … read more

Israel Wrecks 18 Palestinian Structures for Every One It Licenses in West Bank’s Area C

Haaretz: December 27, 2016 Data released to the public in accordance with a request filed by Bimkom shows that between 2014 and 2016 the Civil Administration approved 53 applications for building permits, while demolishing 983 buildings over the same period. Read the article here.

For the Israeli Government, the Tragedy of the Bedouin Jahalin Tribe Is a Success

Haaretz: April 11, 2016 Despite well-documented adverse affects reported on by Bimkom of the proposed plan to relocate the Abu Nuwar community to Al-Jabal, on the outskirts of Al-Azaria, government officials continue to argue that the plan represents a positive development for the current residents of Abu Nawar. Read the article here.

Jewish and Palestinian Jerusalemites Join Together to Fight Landfill

Haaretz: March 02, 2016 Planning authorities’ are moving forward with efforts to develop a landfill in the area where French Hill, Isawiya, and the Shuafat refugee camp meet. The plan has faced opposition from residents of all three communities due to concerns that the landfill would have adverse environmental and health affects to the area. … read more

‘If they build here, there will never be peace with Israel’

The Independent: December 10 2012 Sari Kronish, an architect at Bimkom, a group that raises human rights issues in planning procedures in Jerusalem, says the environmental arguments in favour of a landfill and park disguise a policy in which parks are being used to close off development opportunities for Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Read the … read more