Tag Archive for Illegal Arab Construction

Arab MK blasts Israeli Minister for saying Negev is being taken over by Bedouin


As gov’t bulldozers level the illegal, unlicensed structures in the village of al-Arakib near Beersheba, for the 112th time, on grounds that they were unlawfully erected on state land, Arab MK says Construction Minister Yoav Gallant wants to imprison the desert populace in ghettos.



Construction Minister Yoav Gallant on Tuesday sharply criticized an alleged Beduin “takeover” of swaths of the Negev and called for increased settlement of Jews in its eastern part to stem perceived Beduin encroachment there.

The remarks, which raised the specter of intensified home demolitions against the Beduin, were condemned as racist and a false depiction of the situation in the Negev by Balad MK Goumha Azbarga. Continue Reading »

With 32 global crises, Israel blasts EU for being ‘obsessed’ with demolition of illegal structures


Jerusalem accuses the E.U. for being ‘obsessed’ with Israel’s court sanctioned demolitions of illegal structures, instead of focusing on any of the 32 humanitarian crises around the world.

By i24NEWS


In a sharp criticism of the European Union on Tuesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry accused Europe of focusing more time and energy on Israel’s West Bank demolition plans, than the mass of humanitarian crises happening all around the world, reported Haaretz.

Israel demolished illegal structures in the West Bank’s Area C, August 9, 2016 – Photo: COGAT Spokesperson

“There are 32 humanitarian crises around the world, but the EU chooses to disproportionately focus only on what is done in Area C of the West Bank, which are most definitely not suffering a humanitarian crisis,” the Foreign Ministry’s EU department director Avivit Bar-Ilan reportedly said, adding that she was “astounded” at the EU’s obsession with the demolitions in Area C, which is the part of the West Bank wholly under Israel’s control. Continue Reading »

Police Officer murdered in Negev car-ramming attack, terrorist shot dead


Police officer killed, another wounded in vehicular terror attack in Negev Bedouin settlement, attacker neutralized by security forces.
– Arab MK hit in head by rock, presumably thrown by protesters.
– Watch video of confrontation with police.

By David Rosenberg


A police officer was killed and another injured early Wednesday morning, when an Arab terrorist attacked security forces securing the demolition of illegal structures in the Bedouin settlement of Umm Al-Hiran in southern Israel.

Police units were deployed to the Negev settlement before dawn on Wednesday to protect the demolition team from demonstrators who had gathered at the site of the planned eviction. Continue Reading »

France reprimanded for part in illegal construction in Israel


view videoIsraeli Foreign Ministry clarifies that France must coordinate with Israel before building in ‘Area C’ as agreed in the EU signed Oslo Accords, which it didn’t do, and thus can’t complain that Israeli courts exercised its right to have illegally constructed buildings demolished.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


This morning, the Israeli Foreign Ministry responded to criticism from French citizens regarding the destruction of illegally constructed buildings in Area C. France intervened in the matter, due to the fact that it sponsored one of the buildings that were demolished.

Sources within the Ministry wish to clarify that “the claim that is being spread by the French Foreign Ministry is wrong.

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High Court document states IDF may demolish 30 structures in Palestinian Sussiya


Israel’s Prime Minister has until the end of October to assess the situation and decide whether or not the IDF will take action against the illegal structures in the Palestinian herding village.



The IDF could demolish 30 of the 100 illegal structures in the Palestinian herding village of Sussiya, according to a draft of the state’s response to the High Court of Justice, submitted on Wednesday. The draft also says the question of the West Bank village’s overall fate rests with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and not solely with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Sussiya – Photo: TOVAH LAZAROFF

The High Court of Justice mandated that the state submit its opinion on demolitions at Sussiya by the end of Wednesday. Continue Reading »

US threatens ‘harsh response’ if Israel demolishes illegal Arab structures


view videoIsraeli NGO condemns foreign criticism of court ordered demolition of illegally constructed Arab buildings, and calls on Defense Minister Liberman to ignore ‘idle threats’.

By Ido Ben Porat


Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) is expected to submit the ministry’s formal response in the Supreme Court to an appeal by the left-wing NGO ‘Rabbis for Human Rights’, which is demanding demolition orders for an illegal Arab outpost be shelved.

Illegal Arab settlement – Photo: Regavim

A number of buildings in the illegal outpost, which was constructed near the Jewish community of Sussiya near Hevron, are slated for destruction.

On Wednesday it was reported that senior US officials have been exerting heavy pressure on the Israeli government not to enforce the demolition orders. Continue Reading »

UN envoy urges EU to exert  pressure on Israel over demolition of illegal EU buildings


view videoIt appears the EU & UN have allied to halt Israel’s policy of demolishing illegally built structures the EU has been improperly erecting on state land.

By Reuters


BRUSSELS – A UN envoy urged the European Union on Friday to raise political pressure on Israel over accelerating demolitions of Palestinians home in the West Bank, which he said run against international law and increasingly affect aid projects sponsored by the bloc.

Robert Piper, a United Nations assistant secretary general and the head of humanitarian affairs for the Palestinian territories, briefed EU officials in Brussels on that, noting there have been over 540 demolitions and confiscations so far this year. Continue Reading »

British Report: EU using taxpayers’ money on illegal Palestinian construction, ‘meddling’ in Area C


view videoBritish daily reports the EU has used taxpayer’s aid money to ‘meddle’ in a foreign territorial dispute by building over 1,000 illegal structures for Arab squatters in areas of Judea & Samaria, that under the 1993 Oslo Accords, fall under full Israeli jurisdiction.

By Eli Leon, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


The European Union has funded the construction of over 1,000 buildings across Area C in Judea and Samaria, giving ownership of them to the Palestinians, the British Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

The EU is reportedly using aid money to “‘meddle’ in a foreign territorial dispute” [Illustrative] – Screenshot

Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, Area C, which makes up some 60% of Judea and Samaria, is under full Israeli control. Continue Reading »

Israel demolishes illegal Palestinian structures


Among the illegal structures demolished, were 14 funded by the EU, including houses, storage spaces & several temporary structures.

By Elisha Ben Kimon


Israel’s Civil Administration has demolished dozens of illegal Palestinian structures in the West Bank since the beginning of 2016, at least 14 of which were funded by the European Union.

Illegal EU funded Palestinian structures in the area of Kfar Adumim.

The demolitions were done in the area between Mount Hebron and the Jordan Valley as well as in E1, an area near the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. 

Among the structures demolished were houses, storage spaces and several temporary structures, leaving some of the residents there homeless.  Continue Reading »

NGO demands Israel ‘Demolish EU-funded illegal Arab settlements’


After Israel’s PM ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend diplomatic contact with EU over its biased labeling policy, NGO calls to go a step further & stop rampant EU breach of local and int’l laws.

By Ari Yashar


Following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s orders on Sunday night to suspend diplomatic contact with the European Union (EU), an NGO has called to destroy the illegal Arab settlements funded by the EU.

Illegal Arab construction funded by the EU

Illegal Arab structures funded by the EU – Regavim

Netanyahu’s orders were a response to the EU decision to label Jewish products from over the 1949 Armistice lines – Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
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EU charged in court for funding illegal Palestinian construction




Settlers on Monday asked the High Court of Justice to order the demolition of 15 Palestinian homes in Area C of the West Bank, which they say are illegal and funded by the European Union.

The modular structures with cement floors located within the boundaries of the Kfar Adumim settlement were built in 2015 and house Palestinian Beduin.

Illegal EU funded Palestinian structures in the area of Kfar Adumim.

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Arabs living in Synagogue since 1948 evicted & illegally-built mosque to be demolished


Arabs families who have been occupying land in Jerusalem, purchased 100 years ago for Jews from Yemen, were evicted earlier this month, including a family living in an East Jerusalem Synagogue.



Former east Jerusalem portfolio head and Meretz councilman, Dr. Meir Margalit, said on Sunday that if the municipality carry’s out reported demolition orders for an illegally-built east Jerusalem mosque, it will set off a conflagration of violence throughout the capital.

According to Majdi al-Abbasi, of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, the demolition orders were delivered by municipal officials on Friday for the three-year-old al-Qaaqaa Mosque, located in the flashpoint neighborhood of Silwan. Continue Reading »

IDF demolishes 14 illegal Palestinian shacks & huts on public land in Ma’aleh Adumim

Pro-Palestinian NGO cries ‘foul’ at the IDF’s demolition of illegal, unsafe and unlicensed structures built by Bedouin squatters on state land in Ma’aleh Adumim’s city limits.



The Civil Administration early Monday morning demolished 17 illegal shacks and tents in three different Palestinian Beduin communities located within the municipal boundaries of the Ma’aleh Adumim settlement.

Demolitions in a-Sa'idi community today. - Photo: 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem

Demolitions in a-Sa’idi community today. – Photo: ‘Amer ‘Aruri, B’Tselem

The NGO B’Tselem charged that the temporary structures in the herding communities housed 14 families who are now homeless and have no shelter from the harsh sun.

But the NGO Regavim which monitors illegal Palestinian construction, said that none of the structures which were razed had housed families. Continue Reading »

Israel demolishes illegal EU structures also built in violation of Oslo Accords

EU condemns demolition of prefab buildings illegally erected on outskirts of Arab neighborhood of Issawiya, inhabited by Bedouin communities on state land.



Israeli authorities on Tuesday demolished an EU-funded shelter in Arab east Jerusalem, the European Union said, denouncing the move.

The blue EU logo seen on new modular structures in an illegal Bedouin encampment in the Judean hills outside the Ma’alen Adumim settlement.

“We condemn today’s demolition of temporary shelters funded by the European Union… as part of its response to the needs of the affected communities,” an EU statement said.


EU funds have helped to pay for some 200 temporary buildings used as shelters in villages inhabited by Bedouin communities in the West Bank, just outside Arab east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Quartet Comes Out Against Unilateral Palestinian Efforts to Impose Statehood on Israel

The Quartet, with the EU as one of the principles, called on “both parties to refrain from actions that undermine trust or prejudge final status issues” while covertly the EU funded 400 Palestinian homes built illegally, in 17 locations in areas of the West Bank under Israeli control, recognized by Oslo Accords and int’l law.


The Mideast Quartet principals met in Munich for the first time in a year on Sunday and came out against unilateral Palestinian efforts to get the international community to impose a solution on Israel.

Unauthorized Palestinian buildings, in contravention of the ‘Oslo Accords’, international law and local Israeli law, fly the EU flag & EU signs.

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