Tag Archive for illegal construction

US voices opposition to Israel destroying illegal EU construction of Palestinian homes


view videoCompletely ignoring said structures were illegally constructed, without proper license and placed on state or public land, a U.S. State Department spokesperson voiced concern the demolitions of EU constructed Palestinian homes in the West Bank by Israeli authorities ‘undermine the possibility of a 2-state solution.’

By Reuters


The United States is “concerned” about Israel’s demolition of Arab buildings in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday, adding that it raised questions about Israel’s commitment to a two-state political solution to the Palestinian conflict.

Israeli forces bulldozed a school in the Bedouin village of Khirbet Tana in the West Bank early in March, leaving 23 children with nowhere to study in the community overlooking the Jordan valley. Continue Reading »

MUST SEE VIDEO: The EU blatantly ignores Israel sovereignty with total disregard


view videoNew video by Regavim going viral highlights European Union’s illegal role in unauthorized Arab structures in Israel controlled Judea & Samaria, in violation of Israeli law, the Oslo Accords and international law.

By David Rosenberg


With illegal construction by the European Union in Judea and Samaria rising dramatically, an Israeli watchdog organization is launching a new campaign to expose the EU’s actions.


Regavim, an Israeli NGO which monitors illegal building and unlawful land-grabs, is working to publicize an ongoing campaign by the European Union to create dozens of unauthorized Arab outposts in strategic areas across Judea and Samaria. 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 »

Furious EU demands Israel halt demolishing illegal Arab structures


On Saturday the EU reiterated its opposition to Israel’s building of Jewish homes in Judea & Samaria and called on Israel to immediately stop its demolition of illegal Palestinian structures, many funded by the EU in violation of local and int’l laws.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria.

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

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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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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 »

US warns Israel against demolishing illegal Palestinian ramshackle structures

US State Department says carrying out Israeli court order to demolish the illegal encampment of Sussiya could have ‘negative impact on the region’

By i24news


The United States cautioned Israel against plans to demolish a Palestinian village in the West Bank, warning that such action could have a negative impact on the region.

View of the ramshackle village of Susya on state land near the West Bank town of Hebron – Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP

Israel’s military ruling authority in the West Bank claims the Palestinians built their homes in the village of Sussiya without permission and lack necessary infrastructure.

Residents of the village in the south Hebron Hills insist that they have been forced to build illegally because permits are never granted and they accuse the Israeli authorities of deliberately denying them access to facilities. 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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EU illegally building hundreds of Palestinians structures in Area C in violation of Oslo Accords


The NGO, Regavim reports: EU trying to establish “facts on the ground” contrary to Israeli law & Oslo II Agreement.
EU justifies provocative actions saying it is providing “humanitarian assistance.”

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This year Arabs Built 550 Illegal Structures in ‘Area C’ Alone


Report presented to Knesset committee showed that in 2014, Arab illegal construction is 16 times that of illegal Jewish construction.

By Gil Ronen


The Subcommittee for Judea and Samaria of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee hosted on Sunday the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, for a discussion of illegal construction in Judea and Samaria.

Illegal Palestinian building in Area C – Photo: Regavim

According to information presented to the committee, about 550 illegal structures were built by Arabs in Areas C in the course of 2014, as opposed to 150 illegal structures built by Jews.

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UN reports increase in Israeli demolitions of illegal West Bank structures


According to latest UN report on Israel, 390 shacks & other unsafe or illegal structures in the Jordan Valley were demolished in 2013, displacing roughly 600 Palestinians, twice as many as 2012.

Associated Press



Israel demolished 390 shacks and other structures in the West Bank’s strategic Jordan Valley in 2013, displacing nearly 600 Palestinians, twice as many as the year before, a UN agency said Thursday.

A destroyed structure at Twail Abu Jarwal. - Photo: Yeela Raanan

A destroyed structure at Twail Abu Jarwal. – Photo: Yeela Raanan

The fate of the valley is a sticking point in US-led negotiations that seek to produce a deal on setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister: Gov’t to Begin Dealing With Illegal Arab Construction

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon reported Monday evening that his ministry would develop methods to deal with illegal Arab construction in Judea & Samaria.

By David Lev


Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday night that he would set up a committee to develop a legal framework to prevnet illegal building in Judea and Samaria that would apply to all residents. The announcement by Ya’alon came in response to a lawsuit by the Regavim group that demanded the state intervene to prevent illegal Arab building, just as it acts to prevent illegal construction in Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.

The lawsuit by Regavim demands that the state order the demolition of illegal building by Palestinian Authority Arabs between the Binyamin region community of Neve Tzuf and the Arab village of Deir Nazim. Continue Reading »