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News and updates about illegal construction

Defense Minister defends Gush Etzion demolitions

Defense Minister Gallant responded to criticism of the demolition of Israeli homesteads in Gush Etzion this morning, saying that it should be directed at him instead of the IDF.

Defense Minister defends Gush Etzion demolitions

Hilltop communities demolished in Gush Etzion

Civil Administration forces raided numerous Israeli homes in Gush Etzion this morning, confiscated mobile phones, and demolished several buildings.

Hilltop communities demolished in Gush Etzion

PA report: 1,330 buildings demolished in 2023

A Palestinian report on Israeli activity over 2023 claims more than 12,000 attacks by Israelis against Palestinians and their property in Judea and Samaria.

PA report: 1,330 buildings demolished in 2023

Illegal PA building can become a terror front line

Regavim reveals that the PA has built 18,899 illegal buildings in Area C on the Judea and Samaria border.

Illegal PA building can become a terror front line

New illegal Palestinian Authority city threatens Gush Etzion

Palestinian Authority constructing giant new city in eastern Gush Etzion, in area marked as a nature reserve by treaty.

New illegal Palestinian Authority city threatens Gush Etzion

Jerusalem to demolish illegal construction in Shimon Hatzadik

Jerusalem City Council member Yonatan Yosef welcomes the move: It's time for governance.

Jerusalem to demolish illegal construction in Shimon Hatzadik

Police chief protests impossible demands, report claims

"I don't have enough officers to increase the pace of demolitions," Commissioner Shabtai tells National Security Minister.

Police chief protests impossible demands, report claims

'The rampant illegal Arab building has come to an end'

The Prime Minister claimed that in the past month, 38 structures that PA Arabs illegally built were cleared.

'The rampant illegal Arab building has come to an end'

'Israel has the right to stop illegal Palestinian construction'

Binyamin Regional Council chief Yisrael Ganz met with US representatives to discuss the Arab takeover of lands in Judea and Samaria.

'Israel has the right to stop illegal Palestinian construction'

Vast tracts of land seized, developed by PA Arabs

Roads, infrastructure appear on state & privately owned lands while authorities stand by.

Vast tracts of land seized, developed by PA Arabs

Church constructing building near Temple Mount without permit

Although the municipality is aware of the project, it continues unhindered.

Church constructing building near Temple Mount without permit

Israel can say “no” to US demands and the sky won’t fall.

These "gestures" will bring about our death by a thousand cuts. Op-ed.

Israel can say “no” to US demands and the sky won’t fall.

Ra'am presents its achievements in talks with the government

Ra'am claims government agreed to change its policy of building permits in unrecognized villages.

Ra'am presents its achievements in talks with the government

Binyamin Council head in US to meet with members of Congress

"As long as extreme left-wing organizations, as well as government members, malign us, we will be here to counter that narrative."

Binyamin Council head in US to meet with members of Congress

Hundreds gather to plant trees in Samaria

Hundreds of Samaria residents gathered to plant trees near the town of Pedu'el 'to prevent others from taking our land'.

Hundreds gather to plant trees in Samaria

Electricity Law passes in committee, Ben Gvir ejected

"This is the first ever law to legalize the theft of land," says MK Orit Strook, adding, "young settlements should get electricity too."

Electricity Law passes in committee, Ben Gvir ejected

Data revealed: 7 new illegal PA structures a day

Knesset Land of Israel Caucus discusses illegal PA takeover of state land in Area C.

Data revealed: 7 new illegal PA structures a day

Minister witnesses antiquities destruction through VR goggles

Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel dons VR glasses and discovers illegal digging during visit to Tel Aroma archaeological site.

Minister witnesses antiquities destruction through VR goggles

Yamina MK Kalfon in the Negev: We'll do what Likud failed to do

"Bennett thinks out of the box; he realizes we have to learn how to cooperate with the United Arab List."

Yamina MK Kalfon in the Negev: We'll do what Likud failed to do

Illegal Arab construction plans slice through Gush Etzion bloc

Palestinian Authority plans to pave road just beyond Jerusalem, exerting de facto control over State-held lands.

Illegal Arab construction plans slice through Gush Etzion bloc

Intelligence Min: PA construction threatens Israel's security

Intelligence Ministry releases report warning PA attempting to choke Jewish communities, create connections with Arab Israelis and Bedouin.

Intelligence Min: PA construction threatens Israel's security

PA builds illegal school in Jordan Valley Nature Reserve

Over the past several weeks, the PA built a new illegal school at Hamam al Maliakh, in the Bazak Nature Reserve in the Jordan Valley.

PA builds illegal school in Jordan Valley Nature Reserve

A first - east Jerusalem properties to be properly registered

Over 50 years after Jerusalem was reunited, only 5% of east Jerusalem is registered.

A first - east Jerusalem properties to be properly registered

Smotrich: Government caving to the Joint List

Yamina MK criticizes decision not to enforce law against illegal construction in Arab sector.

Smotrich: Government caving to the Joint List

Struggle to preserve Area C set to commence

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to convene to discuss issue. Some in political system try to pressure Chairman to cancel discussion.

Struggle to preserve Area C set to commence

Inspectors attacked at Har Meron nature reserve

Officials posting court orders on illegal structures built on nature reserve attacked, pelted with stones.

Inspectors attacked at Har Meron nature reserve

IDF confiscates equipment used in illegal Area C construction

Dozens of pieces of heavy equipment, from bulldozers to stone saws, confiscated from quarries in operation to stop illegal construction.

IDF confiscates equipment used in illegal Area C construction

IDF taking action against illegal PA construction

PA news agency reports on IDF activity to enforce the law in Judea and Samaria.

IDF taking action against illegal PA construction

'Construction company worked for PA since 2011'

Amichai, Shiloh residents welcome Defense Minister Bennett's stand against illegal PA construction in open areas.

'Construction company worked for PA since 2011'

This is how the PA builds on Israeli nature reserves

Jerusalem District Court hears petition against PA construction of illegal school in middle of nature reserve with EU funding.

This is how the PA builds on Israeli nature reserves

Knesset Finance Committee bows to Joint Arab List demands

Arab MKs pressure to suspend Kaminetz Law, leaving Negev and Galilee at mercy of rampant illegal construction.

Knesset Finance Committee bows to Joint Arab List demands

Bennett to EU: 'We'll destroy your construction in Area C'

Defense Min. Bennett: Funding illegal construction in Judea and Samaria a 'waste of money.'

Bennett to EU: 'We'll destroy your construction in Area C'

Blue & White to Joint List: Will repeal law on illegal building

In exchange for recommending Gantz for PM, Blue and White promises Arab Joint List to repeal Kaminitz Law.

Blue & White to Joint List: Will repeal law on illegal building

Exposé: Funding illegal PA settlement in Area C - terrorist links

Exposé: Funding illegal PA settlement in Area C - terrorist links

State ignoring illegal takeover of planned industrial zone

Construction of new industrial zone in Samaria being held up by illegal Arab construction on State land.

State ignoring illegal takeover of planned industrial zone

Illegal Bedouin school will not open with school year

Be'er Sheva District Court rules Bedouin school being illegally built on private Jewish land cannot open until it receives proper permits.

Illegal Bedouin school will not open with school year

Who’s funding illegal PA settlements in Area C—Nearly 10,000 cases

Who’s funding illegal PA settlements in Area C—Nearly 10,000 cases

Netanyahu promoting Arab construction in Area C

Cabinet ministers discuss approving building plans for Arabs in Area C alongside approving plans for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

Netanyahu promoting Arab construction in Area C

'New Palestinian city in Shilo bloc'

Amichai and Adei Ad committees in Shilo bloc attack government impotence in face of PA expansion; Residents demonstrate.

'New Palestinian city in Shilo bloc'

Residents of Efrat have had enough

Judean city residents launch uncompromising grassroots campaign to halt land theft that threatens their homes.

Residents of Efrat have had enough

Bedouin squatters forced to demolish illegal farm

Structures in illegal farm demolished after Regavim uncovers land seizure, tax evasion plot.

Bedouin squatters forced to demolish illegal farm

'Zero tolerance for illegal Bedouin construction in the Negev'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel says State has offered housing solutions to Bedouin in illegal villages, but they have refused all offers.

'Zero tolerance for illegal Bedouin construction in the Negev'

'Time to end illegal Bedouin land grabs'

Minister Ariel presents data showing a dramatic decline of illegal Bedouin construction. Next year's goal: an end to Illegal construction.

'Time to end illegal Bedouin land grabs'

'Arab MKs don't let the facts confuse them'

Joint List MKs block road in protest against enforcement against illegal construction by Bedouin in south, despite compensation offer.

'Arab MKs don't let the facts confuse them'

2 arrested during demolition of J'lem synagogue

Jerusalem municipality orders demolition of illegally built synagogue; demonstrators clash with police, with two arrested.

2 arrested during demolition of J'lem synagogue

Samaria Council head stops Arab construction on Israeli land

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan intervenes when Arabs carry out illegal construction on land owned by Jewish town.

Samaria Council head stops Arab construction on Israeli land

'Arab residents flouting the law and the municipality'

Jerusalem City Council member Aryeh King says efforts to promote legal building among Arab sector in capital do nothing to stop illegal work

'Arab residents flouting the law and the municipality'

Indictments for illegal Bedouin outposts built on Jewish land

Following a petition submitted by Regavim, indictments will be filed in case of network of Bedouin outposts on Jewish-owned land.

Indictments for illegal Bedouin outposts built on Jewish land

Civil Administration strikes, Arabs pave illegal roads

Samaria Arabs take advantage of lax enforcement during strike to carry out illegal excavation causing environmental damage.

Civil Administration strikes, Arabs pave illegal roads

Civil Admin. shuts down construction of illegal Arab road

Inspectors uncover ground broken for the construction of an illegal route in Judea and Samaria.

Civil Admin. shuts down construction of illegal Arab road

Housing Minister: Israel is losing the south

Minister Yoav Galant says Israel must renew momentum of Jewish settlement in north and south amid massive illegal Bedouin construction.

Housing Minister: Israel is losing the south

Arab MK's illegal office closed

MK forced to close office operated out of building declared illegal in 2012.

Arab MK's illegal office closed

Arab outpost was built on privately owned Jewish land

First petition against Arab construction on Jewish property since destruction of Amona scores important victory.

Arab outpost was built on privately owned Jewish land

Court blocks 'explosive' demolition of illegal Arab homes in Jlm

Jerusalem court halts planned demolition of illegal homes, which are to be leveled with explosive charges.

Court blocks 'explosive' demolition of illegal Arab homes in Jlm

Supreme Court issues temporary injunction against Arab outpost

Court issues interim order against illegal Arab outpost construction near Beit Iksa, close to Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway bridge .

Supreme Court issues temporary injunction against Arab outpost

Illegal Arab neighborhood to be leveled - with explosives

Six illegal Arab high-rise buildings in Jerusalem to be demolished in controlled explosion.

Illegal Arab neighborhood to be leveled - with explosives

Can an e-mail stop an Arab bulldozer?

How did the Civil Administration respond when Regavim activists uncovered illegal Arab digging near a major highway?

Can an e-mail stop an Arab bulldozer?

Israel demolishes illegally-built schools funded by EU

EU funds construction of kindergartens built without seeking proper permits.

Israel demolishes illegally-built schools funded by EU

'Act against illegal construction in Binyamin'

Regavim turns to Supreme Court to force government to act against illegal construction by Arabs near Jewish towns in Samaria.

'Act against illegal construction in Binyamin'

Supreme Court halts work on illegal Arab vacation village

Court issues interim injunction against illegal building of guest rooms and swimming pools near central Samaria road.

Supreme Court halts work on illegal Arab vacation village