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POSITION PAPER: Planning for Area C Bedouin

In Area C of the West Bank, spatial planning is controlled by the Civil Administration (CA). Until now, the CA has at best ignored the Bedouin communities, and at worst has adopted planning practices such as forced evictions or strictly limited zoning of areas for construction. In either case, most of the communities have not … read more

East Jerusalem Survey- By Chapter

Introduction to East Jerusalem Survey Information Card: 1.1 beit hanina, Map: 1.1 Beit Hanina A2 s Information Card: 1.2_shuafat , Map: 1.2 Shuafat A2 Information Card: 2.1al-aswiya Map: 2.1 Al-Isawiyyah A2 s Information Card: 2.2_at-atur-Eng–update-Jun-14-w, Map: 2.2 At-Tur A2 s Information Card: 2.3_ash-shayyah, Map: 2.3 As-Sayah A2 s Information Card: 2.4 as-suwwanah,  Map: 2.4 As-Suwwanah A2 s Information Card: 2.5 wadi aj joz,   Map: 2.5 Wadi aj-Joz A2 s Information Card: 2.6_ash-sheik-jarrah, … read more

Wadi Naam: Cancel the plan which will force us to move against our will

Press Release High Court to hear a petition by residents of the unrecognized village Wadi Naam against the planning authorities: Cancel the plan which will force us to move to the town of Segev Shalom and change our way of life against our will This Thursday, 16.4.2015, at 10:30, the High Court will hear a … read more

The Praver/Begin Plan off the Table

The Praver/Begin Plan is off the table, and Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir is showing signs that he understands the problems, and has internalized the messages of Bimkom and others working together with the Bedouin to advance equitable solutions and an end to discrimination.

Steps toward Success

Bimkom assisted residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood Wadi al-Joz in demanding that the Municipality pave a walkway which had become dangerously run down. Municipal plans show this path, meaning that it is the city’s responsibility to maintain it, but this had never been done, until now.  

East Jerusalem Planning Survey

The East Jerusalem Planning Survey includes 18 chapters relates to more than 25 neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods including detailed maps of each area.  Each chapter examines land designations and uses, as well as infrastructure and services, comparing the needs of the communities with the facts on the ground and with the statutory plans for the neighborhoods. … read more

East Jerusalem Planning Survey

Over the course of about three years, Bimkom-Planners for Planning Rights conducted a survey of the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem in order to create a database of useful and up to date information for use by residents and planners seeking to promote the development of the neighborhoods. The survey is based on comprehensive data, collected via … read more

Implementable Plans for Palestinian Neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem

Bimkom has completed research, including case studies regarding the problem and a suggested, realistic solution for regularizing unlicensed building in Palestinian East Jerusalem. We prepared and published a position paper on this topic entitled,  Resident Initiated Dynamic Planning: Implementable Plans in East Jerusalem . The methodology recommended is to encourage local residents to prepare detailed plans for … read more

Residents of Molada may remain on their lands

For five years, Bimkom has worked to help the Hawashle family obtain the right to legally remain on their lands near to the recognized village Molada. The outline plan which recognized Molada left some 350 members of the Hawashle extended family outside of the plan’s boundary. Following objections to the planning committee and petitions to the court, Bimkom … read more

Alternative Settlement for the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Negev

Background: There are some 200,000 Bedouin living in the Negev. About half of this population lives in seven townships. The other half lives in 46 villages, of which 11 have been recognized by the State. The remaining population lives in 35 unrecognized villages–approximately 60-70,000 people. The indigenous Bedouin population of the Negev is among the … read more