עברית | العربية

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

Paving the way to an indivisible Jerusalem: Bimkom in the news

Bimkom staff-member Sari Kronish was quoted in the article about the problematics of some of the new roads being paved in Jerusalem. Read the article here  

Bimkom’s work in Issawiya in the Jerusalem Post

Bimkom has helped residents of Issawiya object to a plan for a National Park that “will deprive them of the ability to develop the neighborhood, as a large portion of the proposed park is to be located on their land.” Read more about Issawiya and about the use of National Parks to limit Palestinian development.

Invisible Neighbours

Haaretz editorial February 17th 2013.  The (Jewish) residents of Nofit wish their Bedouin neighbours would disappear. The Hawaled clan just want to improve their lifestyle. Read more here

Social Justice for Residents of Vulnerable Neighborhoods

On Februrary 10th, Bimkom along with residents in the working class neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel in Jerusalem will submit its objection to the Municipality’s plan to raze the existing low-density buildings and replace them with high-density towers on Zionism Street. This plan of raze and rebuild, known as pinui-buinui, is a government initiative which seeks to transfer … read more

Bimkom Responds to Government Recommendations for the Unrecognized Villages

Even in recognized villages residents cannot obtain building permits, and construction is considered illegal (including long-standing buildings and necessary services) . Infrastructure and services for basic needs are either altogether absent or substandard. Public services are severely lacking: the number of schools and classrooms is insufficient, there are very few kindergartens, despite the large number … read more

Latest News