Tag Archive for land dispute

Palestinians planting 15 million olive trees on public lands in land-grab ploy

Israel’s Civil Administration reveals a report on how the Palestinian Authority is promoting a plan to take over Israeli state and public land swathes by planting olive trees, particularly near Jewish communities in the West Bank.
– The IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories says, report based on Palestinian data, and hasn’t yet been verified by COGAT.

By Elisha Ben Kimon


The Palestinian Authority (PA) has planted millions of olive trees in the West Bank in a ploy to lay claim to land and set facts on the ground, according to an internal report by the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA). Continue Reading »

Jerusalem court indicts Jew for providing intel to PA that imperiled Arab lives

In 2015, Ezra Nawi was furtively taped, bragging that he had identified Arab land brokers to the PA security services that were selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, knowing full well that under Palestinian law, such sales are a capital offense and Nawi claimed he knew they would be tortured and likely killed.

By Yair Altman and Israel Hayom Staff


The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office has decided to indict radical left-wing activist Ezra Nawi for allegedly handing information about Palestinians involved in land sales in the south Hebron Hills region over to Palestinian security services, the state informed Nawi’s legal team on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes its doors in protest

The proposals being protested by the Church is to block Jerusalem municipality’s intention to apply property tax on land used solely for commercial enterprises, and allow the State of Israel eminent domain expropriations, ending the Church’s extensive land sales in Israel’s capital by the Catholic Church & Greek Orthodox Church to private and/or foreign companies.

By Mordechai Sones


Christian leaders today took the rare step of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, in protest of Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law.

Tomb of Jesus inside the edicule Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem -Photo: Wikipedia

The decision was made in protest against the bill, which is expected to be discussed today by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, allowing the State to expropriate land that the churches have sold since 2010, as well as to protest the Municipality’s intention to collect municipal property taxes. Continue Reading »

Islamic Waqf ‘reminds’ Christians: “Selling land to Jews is treason”

Arab religious leaders of the Islamic Waqf and certain Christian clerics call on church leaders in Israel not to sell Church owned land to Jews, referring to the Greek Orthodox Church that’s currently unloading lucrative parcels of land at reasonable prices.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Azzam al-Khatib, director of the Islamic Waqf properties in Jerusalem, is calling on Christians not to sell Church land to Jews, calling it “treason.”

In an interview with the Hamas newspaper Al-Risala, Khatib said that many sources in the Christian community had told of various real estate transactions that had taken place with Jews. Continue Reading »

Without elucidating decision, Supreme Court sides with Bedouin landgrabbers over Jewish landowners


Israel’s Supreme Court rejected, without giving explanation, an appeal by Jewish landowners against a Bedouin tribe that’s squatting on their land in illegally built homes.

By Reut Hadar


The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the organization Regavim dealing with the Negev village Bir Hadaj, hundreds of whose residents entered the nearby plot that was privately owned by Jews and built dozens of illegal buildings.

An illegal Arab house

An illegal Arab house – Regavim: Oved Arad

In 1995, after the government decided to create the Ramat Hovev industrial area, members of the ‘Azazme tribe from Ramat Hovev moved to Ramat Negev council fields, and created illegal structures next to Kibbutz Revivim. Continue Reading »

IDF relinquishes 1.7 sq kilometers of land in Samaria to Palestinians

Land requisitioned by the IDF almost 40 years ago but no longer being used, was returned to its “original owners” to avoid a potentially lengthy court case.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Israeli NGO Yesh Din said that the army had taken the decision to surrender control of the land after it petitioned the High Court late last year.

The decision, which spares the army a potentially lengthy court case, will see more than 1.7 square kilometers of what used to be valuable farmland restored to its “original owners”, Yesh Din said.

The land, which had been seized for military purposes in the 1970s and 1980s, had ceased to be used by the army. Continue Reading »

Analysis: How Hamas is dividing up Palestinian land among supporters



The lands that once housed Jewish settlements were supposed to transform the Gaza Strip into the Middle East’s Singapore.

The corrupt Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) talks with Hamas’ corrupt leader and fellow multimillionaire, Ismail Haniyeh. – Photo: REUTERS

Instead, all the grandiose and ambitious plans went down the drain when Hamas seized control over the Gaza Strip in 2007. Since then, the entire Gaza Strip has been transformed into a base for various Islamist groups, which have used Gaza to launch terror attacks against Israel and threaten Egypt’s national security.

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Susya: Palestinian squatters in land-grab from Israel financed by the Europeans

view videoWATCH: The Palestinian Authority is swallowing up a huge area of the southern Hevron Hills with financing from the European Union in violation of the Oslo Accords and with total disrespect of local & int’l laws.



Everybody knows that the settlements beyond the Green Line receive extensive subsidies and incentives. For example, a small community south of Hebron receives wind turbines to produce free electricity, it gets free mobile homes, free air conditioners, free toilets, free water tanks, a free library, free agricultural sheds, a free mobile clinic and free health care, and even basic food items, completely for free. Continue Reading »

Watchdog Group: Pro-Palestinian NGOs Exploiting War for Anti-Israel Agenda

Regavim, a watchdog group for Jewish national property rights, reports leftist NGOs use Bedouin deaths from Gaza rocket fire, to advance legalizing illegally built Bedouin settlements.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Controversy continues over the status of Israel’s Bedouin population, after several Israeli Arab MKs protested over an alleged lack of suitable bomb shelters in Bedouin communities in the South.

But the issue of Bedouin communities in Israel is more complicated, according to Regavim, a watchdog group for Jewish national property rights, which released a statement last week condemning the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to bring the matter to the Supreme Court. Continue Reading »

Arab Lawers: ‘Tourist’ Tents in E-1 Should Remain until May

Attorney argues that the tents put up by Arab activists in E-1 are tourist meeting points.

State’s attorney seeks immediate removal.

By Maayana Miskin


The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of several tents put up by Palestinian Authority resident activists in the E-1 neighborhood of Maaleh Adumim. The tents were put up shortly after the PA objected to Israeli plans to build in the area.

מאחז באב אל-שאמס. המדינה מבקשת לפנותו  (צילום: אוהד צויגנברג)

The outpost – Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg

However, an attorney for the Arab activists argued Wednesday that the tents were not put up in an attempt to create “facts on the ground,” but rather, are a meeting point for tourists. Continue Reading »