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Press Release: Jerusalem District Planning Committee Using Jerusalem 2000 Outline Plan Unlawfully

Press release   Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights and The Association for Civil Rights in Israel petition Jerusalem Court:   Jerusalem District Planning Committee Using Jerusalem 2000 Outline Plan Unlawfully   In a petition submitted today (21 April) to the Jerusalem Administrative Court, two human rights organizations, Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights and The Association for Civil … read more

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HCJ Rules in Favor of Palestinian Residents of Silwan

Silwan: Bimkom, together with ACRI, appealed to the High Court of Justice which accepted our petition on behalf of residents in Silwan. The court ruled that construction must be halted for the development of Jewish tourism promenade at the expense of Palestinian residents. The HCJ ordered the municipality to restore the construction site to its … read more

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Position Paper: New Criteria for Enforcement of Home Demolitions Harms Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Following a meeting with the State Attorney, Bimkom, together with Ir Amim wrote an opinion paper to the State Attorney’s office in response to a draft for new criteria for enforcement of home demolitions in Jerusalem which is being promoted by the State Attorney’s office. We argue in the paper that the criteria as it … read more

Objection to Demolition Orders in Area C

Dkaika (pop 400): In mid-November 2011, Bimkom and Rabbis for Human Rights filed a petition to the High Court of Justice, on behalf of the residents, against new demolition orders against Palestinian homes and agricultural buildings, and against the CA’s proposal to relocate the residents against their wishes and in contradiction to the court’s recommendations in … read more

The Separation Barrier

Bimkom has been a partner in some 20 petitions to the High Court challenging the route of the Separation Barrier. In the majority of cases, our contribution to the struggle of the Palestinian communities affected by the Barrier lies in the provision of Expert Opinion Papers, planning information and data relating to the situation on … read more

Wider Interpretation of Mandatory Regional Outline Plans

Following a petition, in which Bimkom was intensely involved,  regarding demolition orders for two agricultural buildings in Bilin, the State notified the court that new regulations were approved for the licencing of agricultural buildings. Yet, the new regulations remain problematic. Bimkom will continue to promote permits and development based on a wider interpretation of the … read more

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Petition against Transfer of Jahalin Bedouin to area of the Abu Dis Landfill

From 1997 to 2007, Israel’s CA (Civil Administration) transferred some of the Jahalin Bedouin, against their will, to a permanent site next to the Abu Dis landfill. The CA has since advanced the Jahalin “B” plan, which would transfer the remaining communities, some 2,300 people, to Abu Dis, with plans to put some of the … read more

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Petition against Detention Center for Asylum Seekers

National Outline plan 46 (NOP 46) is a plan for a detention center for those who enter Israel without approval of immigration authorities, mainly from Africa. The detention center is located in the Negev, near the Egyptian border.  The professed aim of NOP 46 is to deter Africans from entering Israel by conveying the message that future … read more