As it does each year, the UN chooses a theme for Human Rights Day. This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to … read more
Bimkom is launching a new website about mobile pastoralist communities in the West Bank! https://mpcommunities.bimkom.org On the website you will find detailed, updated and accessible information on about 100 Palestinian mobile pastoralist communities living in the West Bank and in particular in Area C.
Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights held a women’s conference titled “Development is a Condition for Continued Existence.” Bimkom organized this conference in response to the desire of the Bedouin communities we partner with in the West Bank and the Negev, and in collaboration with the women within those communities who chose this topic.
Ir Amim and Bimkom are pleased to announce the launch of our joint report, “Deliberately Planned: A Policy to Thwart Planning in the Palestinian Neighborhoods of Jerusalem.” The new report demonstrates how the Israeli authorities deliberately delay and ultimately undermine the approval of plans that actually allow for construction in the Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem. … read more
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
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
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 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.
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.
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