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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