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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

Demolition Orders Fact Sheet

  The root cause of home demolitions and displacement in Area C is inadequate plans or the absence of plans altogether and is therefore, a major source of friction and conflict between the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian population in the West Bank. See our Demolition Orders Fact Sheet. The territorial fragmentation of the West Bank … read more

The Alternative Master Plan for Bedouin Villages in the Negev

For more than 60 years, about half of the Bedouin population in the Negev has lived in acute deprivation, without basic services including electricity, water and roads, and with neither local government nor recognition of their villages.The overall goal of this Alternative Master Plan (AMP) is to present a diverse and agreed planning solution based … read more

Report on the Jahalin Bedouin Communities East of Jerusalem

This report on the Bedouin communities residing east of Jerusalem describes their present situation in terms of physical and planning considerations, as well as the life and daily existence of their residents. These communities have for many years faced ongoing threats of uprooting and deportation, due to a policy that seeks to concentrate all of … read more

Rachme: A Bedouin Village in the Negev Has Been Recognized.

Bedouin families from the Azazme tribe have been living in the area that is now next to the town Yeruham since the Turkish era. After the war in 1948, some 17 families were left in the village Rachme, and these were over the years joined by other families of the tribe who were removed from … read more

Objection to Regional Outline Plan for the Southern Region

On June 13th, 2013 Bimkom filed our objection to Regional Outline Plan 4/14/65 for the Southern Region, which concentrates all the Bedouin population from five major different locations to a single locality in Har HaNegev. The objection is on behalf of a number of residents of two of the existing farming villages and was prepared … read more

Al Jabal: the situation of the Jahalin Bedouin near Abu Dis

From 1997 onward, some 150 families of livestock-dependent Bedouin palestine refugees living in Area C of the West Bank have been transferred by the Israeli authorities. The majority of the families – all from the Jahalin tribe – were evicted by the Israeli authorities from their dispersed rural kinship groups to make way for the … read more

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

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

Ways to Integrate Affordable Housing into the National Housing Program

Bimkom and the The Coalition for Affordable Housing published a position paper aimed at the National Housing Committees (NHC) and other policy shapers. The paper provides focused and practical information regarding possibilities in the NHC Law for providing a solution to the housing crisis in Israel and integrating affordable housing into the planned housing supply. The objective of … read more