Illegal Arab Construction

Democratic senators to Netanyahu: Don't demolish Arab villages

Senators Feinstein and Sanders initiate letter urging Netanyahu not to demolish illegally built Palestinian Arab villages.Ben Ariel, 11/30/2017, 6:14 AM

EU demands Israel halt demolitions of illegal Arab buildings

European Union demands Israel protect Bedouin squatters living on IDF firing range, not demolish illegal buildings in Jordan Valley.David Rosenberg, 11/27/2017, 9:26 AM

Netanyahu: Evacuate illegal Arab outposts

PM meets activists and residents to discuss illegal Arab outposts constructed with EU support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 10:40 PM

Following Arutz Sheva report, PA bulldozer seized

Arab bulldozer used to build illegal road in Samaria near Route 60 seized following report by Arutz Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2017, 8:50 PM

EU demands Israel pay for demolishing illegal buildings

European Union demands Israel compensate it for demolishing illegal Arab buildings in Area C.Elad Benari, 10/19/2017, 3:45 AM

Watch: Arutz Sheva reporter attacked by Arabs

Arutz Sheva's Eliran Aharon was attacked by Arabs when visiting an illegal Arab encampment on state land.Tzvi Lev, 8/20/2017, 11:58 AM

Why Is Israel funding anti-IDF activists?

Fringe-left organization which sends Diaspora Jews to volunteer in illegal Arab town, protest against IDF receiving state funds.David Rosenberg, 8/15/2017, 1:49 PM

'Regulation Law benefits both Jews and Arabs'

Defense Ministry finds Regulation Law is preventing the demolition of both Arab and Jewish structures in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2017, 10:41 PM

Arabs: Israel is Judaizing Jerusalem

Arabs claim Israel is forcing Arab residents out of Jerusalem - ignoring the fact that Jerusalem is fighting for its Jewish majority.Dalit Halevi, Chana Roberts, 6/30/2017, 12:53 PM

'Liberman ignoring illegal Arab towns around Jerusalem'

Jerusalem Belt Forum blasts Defense Minister, says little being done to halt expansion of illegal Arab settlements in Jerusalem area.Hezki Baruch, 6/29/2017, 9:29 PM

'Liberman is helping to found a Palestinian state'

Forum launches campaign to pressure Defense Minister into destroying illegal and dangerous Arab homes along Highway 1.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2017, 11:02 AM

'Say no to Arab vacation town'

Palestinian Authority illegally builds new 'vacation town' near Jewish towns, in Area C, while Israeli authorities turn a blind eye.Orly Harari, 6/11/2017, 9:56 AM

'Deaths of Bedouin children could have been avoided'

NGO slams authorities for not halting Bedouin thievery, says explosives should not have been in children's home.Chana Roberts, 4/26/2017, 2:38 PM

'Time to crack down on illegal Arab construction'

Overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews back decision to crack down on rampant illegal construction in the Arab sector.David Rosenberg, 2/10/2017, 1:53 PM

Israeli Arabs and Jews protest house demolitions

Arabs, leftist Jews protest demolition of illegal Arab buildings.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2017, 10:43 PM

Netanyahu: Demolish illegal Arab construction

Prime Minister Netanyahu orders that the law be enforced over illegal Arab construction without double standards.Ido Ben Porat, 12/16/2016, 5:13 AM

'Let Jewish owners get their land back'

Jerusalem City Councilman Arieh King says that Jerusalem municipality refuses to act to return land to Jewish owners.Eliran Aharon, 11/17/2016, 6:44 PM

No more delays in demolition of illegal Arab construction

After the court's ruling to destroy Amona, the Jerusalem Municipality will apply the same principles to illegal Arab construction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2016, 5:14 PM

Bedouin youths attack police as demolition orders distributed

Bedouin youths riding ATVs hurl stones at police at illegal buildings slated for demolition.Ido Ben Porat, 10/26/2016, 2:51 PM

Illegal Arab construction surges during Jewish holidays

Palestinian Authority Arabs take advantage of inspectors' holiday for illegal land grabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2016, 1:39 PM

Man found chained naked inside shed in Bedouin village

During demolition of illegal structures in village, police discover man inside shed chained naked to wall. 'I've been like this for years'.Orly Harari, 9/20/2016, 2:32 PM

France slams Israel’s razing of illegal building it funded

French officials demand Israel cease demolitions of illegal Arab structures.JTA, 8/14/2016, 8:39 AM

US threatens 'harsh response' if illegal Arab outpost demolished

Israeli NGO rips foreign criticism of recent demolitions of illegal Arab, calls on Defense Minister to ignore 'idle threats'.Ido Ben Porat, 8/10/2016, 5:06 PM

Netanyahu vows to crack down on illegal Arab construction

Cabinet expected to approve financial assistance to Judea and Samaria communities, tighter law enforcement in Arab sector.Ari Soffer, 6/19/2016, 12:48 PM

Illegal Arab houses demolished in City of David

Police oversee demolition of two Arab buildings in Jerusalem Walls National Park in City of David.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2016, 11:20 AM

Illegal, EU-funded Arab buildings dismantled in E1

Jerusalem Belt Forum welcomes enforcement in strategic area, but warns it isn't enough to counter phenomena of EU-backed land grabs.Yedidya Ben-Or, 5/16/2016, 12:51 PM

Double standard? PM saves illegal Arab home, but not synagogue

PM's office saves illegal Arab home from planned demolition on Tuesday, but leaves young Jewish couple homeless ahead of Pesach holiday.David Rosenberg, 4/13/2016, 4:00 PM

Yogev: Time to crush EU illegal construction 'terrorism'

Subcommittee chair notes that 75% of illegal construction in Area C is built by Arabs, yet only 10% receive demolition orders.David Rosenberg, 4/11/2016, 3:53 PM

Massive illegal Arab city sprouts up 'under the radar'

Regavim movement reveals enormous illegal city being built on firing range, Civil Administration 'approves it with a wink.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2016, 2:54 PM

US criticized over backing illegal EU building for Palestinians

Regavim: 'State Department should condemn EU for blatant disregard of international law, creating illegal facts on ground.'Matt Wanderman, 4/4/2016, 11:15 AM

US State Department protests demolition of illegal Arab homes

US State Department criticizes Israel for enforcing building laws on Arabs in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.David Rosenberg, 4/2/2016, 8:33 PM

Watch: Europe's illegal settlement enterprise

Viral video by Regavim highlights European Union's role in illegal Arab construction in Judea and Samaria in violation of international law.David Rosenberg, 3/30/2016, 8:07 PM

Comptroller: Illegal construction ignored in Judea-Samaria

Report by comptroller reveals serious, systemic failures by Civil Administration in enforcing building laws in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2016, 5:17 PM

How the EU uses 'diplomatic immunity' to grab Israeli land

EU deliberately funds illegal building to 'pave the way' for Palestinians taking Israeli land, claims immunity when challenged in court.Matt Wanderman, 3/15/2016, 10:26 AM

'No nation gives up on its homeland'

In Samaria tour of illegal Arab construction adjacent to Jewish towns, Minister Akunis vows 'a Palestinian state won't be established here.'Ari Yashar, Yoni Kempinski, 2/23/2016, 6:18 PM

Gov't quietly approves EU-funded illegal Arab construction

Government avoids enforcing demolition orders of EU-funded illegal buildings. Illegal Arab land grabs 'not a top priority,' say officials.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2016, 10:39 PM

450% increase in EU-funded illegal Arab construction

1,000 illegal Arab buildings in Judea and Samaria constructed with European funds in effort to create facts on the ground.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2016, 4:24 PM

Hevron Jewish leader accuses government of hypocrisy

Hevron's Uri Karzen points out that no one says a word when Arabs build illegally, while Jews are evicted from legally purchased homes.Eliran Aharon, 1/25/2016, 3:15 AM

'IDF Civil Administration acts like a Third World country'

MK Moti Yogev calls illegal Palestinian construction ‘terror building,' says IDF body needs to follow orders or hand over authority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2016, 9:13 PM

'Demolish EU-funded illegal Arab settlements'

After Netanyahu orders to suspend diplomatic contact with EU, NGO calls to go a step further and stop rampant EU breach of law.Ari Yashar, 11/30/2015, 11:06 AM

Why doesn't Israel stop illegal Arab construction?

Knesset subcommittee debates problem of EU funding PA land grab on Israeli-controlled land - why is there no enforcement?Hezki Baruch, 11/24/2015, 4:59 PM

Israel Tells EU: Stop Funding Illegal Arab Settlements

Israel has appealed to the European Union to stop funding illegal Palestinian settlements in Area C of Judea and Samaria.Yaakov Levi, 8/13/2015, 11:41 AM

Arab Parties Threaten 'Unrest' Over Bedouin Land Plan

For the second time, the government is dropping – at least temporarily – a law that would regulate illegal settlement by Negev Bedouin.Moshe Cohen, 7/12/2015, 3:58 PM

Barkat Creates a 'New Arab Neighborhood' in Jerusalem

Councilman King reports plan for 10,000 Arab housing units passes, as Barkat hikes building permits 50% in 2 years; Arab majority by 2030?Ari Yashar, 3/31/2015, 11:03 PM

Watch: Illegal EU Structure Demolished in Jerusalem

Jerusalem police finally cracking down on illegal EU and Arab building Tuesday, demolishing structure built unlawfully near Mt. Scopus.Tova Dvorin, 3/11/2015, 8:25 AM

IDF Demolishes Illegal Arab Buildings Near Maale Adumim

Central Command cracking down on illegal buildings to make way for 88 new units for Israelis in the Jerusalem suburb.Tova Dvorin, 3/8/2015, 11:52 AM

EU Accused of 'Colonialism' for Funding Illegal Arab Settlements

NGO says European Union policy of meddling in Israel's internal affairs a form of colonialism, as EU slammed for double standards.Ari Soffer, 2/11/2015, 6:22 PM

Illegal Arab Center Demolished in Samaria

Illegal commercial center destroyed after Arab owner holds court orders in contempt; 'Arabs not above law.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 10:53 AM

Report Exposes EU Illegal Settlement in Judea and Samaria

Regavim details how EU breaches Oslo by conducting widespread illegal building in Israeli-controlled area to create de facto 'Palestine.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/7/2015, 10:07 PM

2014: Arabs Built 550 Illegal Structures in Area C Alone

Knesset committee is told that Arab illegal construction is 16 times that of Jews, per person.Gil Ronen, 12/7/2014, 10:32 PM

Report: Waqf Building Illegally on Temple Mount - Again

Jordanian Waqf assembles generator on the Mount without permits, architect reveals in special Arutz Sheva interview.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2014, 4:21 PM

Jerusalem Passes Landmark Arab Building Project

Hareidi parties leave hall letting project giving contiguous Arab control over eastern Jerusalem pass, threatening capital's demography.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/18/2014, 10:21 PM

State Turns Blind Eye on Illegal Arab Outpost

Regavim criticizes Ya'alon after announcement in Supreme Court that mass illegal building outside Maaleh Adumim won't be touched.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 5:03 PM

Expert Warns: ‘Illegal Building’ is Coordinated Takeover

Arab construction on Israeli state land is part of a deliberate takeover with orders from above, Civil Administration official warns.Maayana Miskin, 12/17/2013, 7:32 PM

Charge: ‘Protection of Nature’ Group Focused on Jewish ‘Threat’

The Society for the Protection of Nature is accused of focusing on Jewish ‘threats’ while ignoring or compromising on Arab building.Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2013, 12:01 PM

IDF Foils Yet Another Arab Outpost Bid

IDF troops who were deployed in advance to a place where a new Arab outpost was being set up were able to foil its establishment.Elad Benari, 2/10/2013, 3:56 AM

PA Arabs Re-enter Illegal Outpost

Dozens of PA Arabs re-enter a demolished outpost in Beit Iksa, near Jerusalem, several days after it was demolished.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/25/2013, 10:38 PM