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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”

West Bank

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, … read more

The Negev Bedouin

There are some 45 villages, only 12 of which have government recognition. Residents of the unrecognized villages cannot obtain building permits such that all construction is considered illegal and home demolitions are a common occurrence. Some of the recognized villages have plans, but they are seldom implemented because of ongoing conflict over land ownership which … read more

East Jerusalem

In the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem at least 20,000 housing units have been built without permits, making them vulnerable to demolition, while an estimated 10,000 more units are needed. Moreover, there is a serious shortage of schools and classrooms, health clinics, adequate roads, playgrounds and sports facilities, and areas zoned for business activity. Bimkom strives to promote  appropriate plans that meet residents’ needs, … read more