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East Jerusalem: Planning workshops for women

This year, Bimkom completed a successful round of planning workshops for East Jerusalem Palestinian women, which both exposed our planning team to the specific needs of the women in the public space (such as the need for public bathrooms and cross walks in front of schools) and empowered the women with knowledge about planning and … read more

Otherwise occupied / Chronicle of a demolition foretold

Bimkom social anthropologist Shuli Hartman wrote an expert opinion to the High Court against the destruction of the West Bank Palestinian village Zanuta, which is quoted in this article. Haaretz: July 30 2012 Time is running out for Zanuta, yet another Palestinian village that Israel is threatening to obliterate. Read the article here

The Dark Side of Greening Jerusalem

The International: Septemeber 19 2012 According to Palestinian and planning activists, Israeli authorities are abusing the pretext of archeological excavation to strengthen the case for park expansion. They say that when completed, the parks will form a kind of green belt around the eastern parts of Jerusalem, further severing it from the West Bank. Although … read more

Israel issues 6 stop-work orders in Bethlehem village

Ma’an News Agency: October 17 2012 From 2000 to 2007, the Civil Administration approved 5 percent of the applications for building permits submitted by Palestinians in Area C. The total number of building permits issued to Palestinians during these seven years was 91, an average of 13 building permits per annum, reports Bimkom. Read the … read more

Erecting a ghost town in the desert

Haaretz: December 11 2012 Israel has invested more than NIS 200 million in establishing a detention center for African migrants. Too bad so few of the, are coming. Read the article here

Abu Tlul

The Bedouin village of Abu Tlul, situated approximately 10 kilometers from Beersheva, south of the road to Dimona, has a population of approximately 1,600. The residents of the village settled this site before the establishment of the State of Israel. Although the village is recognized, it has no infrastructure: there is no electricity, no running … read more

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Abu Basma Regional Council

A regional council made up of the Bedouin villages in the Negev that have received government recognition. The council only has jurisdiction over the “blue lines” of the villages, not the areas between them. The council was established in 2004 but until the present is run by appointed (not elected) officials. Elections were due to … read more

Master Plan

A long-term outline of a project or government function; “the zoning board adopted a master plan for the new development” plan, program, programme – a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; “they drew up a six-step plan”; “they discussed plans for a new bond issue”