Legal Actions

Press Release High Court hearing the religious status of the Western Wall tunnels

On Wednesday, March 22, the High Court of Justice will hear Emek Shaveh’s petition against the Minister of Religious Services concerning the sanctity of the Western Wall tunnels running underneath...

Press Release – High Court Ruling On Tel Shiloh: Developers Ordered to Provide Court with Basic Plan and to Represent all Historical Periods at the Site

At the court hearing concerning construction at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site in the West Bank on Wednesday, February 15 before Judges Rubinstein, Sohlberg and Barak-Erez, it was ruled that...

Press Release Layers of illegality at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site – High Court hearing

On Wednesday, February 15 the High Court will hear Emek Shaveh’s petition against the plan to build a 11,000 sqm. building at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site in the settlement...

Appeal to the High Court – to reveal archaeological activity in the WB

Emek Shaveh and Yesh Din appealed to the High Court demanding to reveal the names of the archaeologists excavating in the West Bank and the locations of the archaeological finds...

Press release: The Supreme Court permits the transfer of a library and archaeological artifacts from the Rockefeller Museum to West Jerusalem

 July 21, 2016 In May of 2016 the Emek Shaveh organization appealed to the Supreme Court demanding not to transfer the Rockefeller Museum’s archaeological library and its archaeological artifacts. The...

Petition to the High Court to stop illegal activity at the ancient site the Biyar Aqueduct and return the property to its owners

July 12, 2016 Residents of the al-Khader village, along with the organizations Emek Shaveh and Yesh Din, petitioned the High Court yesterday (July 11) demanding a court order to stop...

Prevent the transfer of the library and archaeological artefacts from the Rockefeller Museum

 May 4, 2016 The organization Emek Shaveh petitioned the High Court of Justice demanding it prevent the transfer of the Rockefeller Museum’s archaeological library as well as all the archaeological...

Press Release: High Court Petition: Allow Palestinians access to the archaeological site of Tel Almit

 April 3 2016 Anata village council head together with “Emek Shaveh” and “Yesh Din” demand that the court allow villagers access to the site, located on their land and part...

Press release: Emek Shaveh Demands from Attorney General that Establishment of the new Western Wall Plaza Take Place through the Planning Committees and with Public Involvement

February 2, 2016 The government of Israel’s decision to extend the prayer area at the Western Wall into the archaeological area in order to create a separate Reform and Conservative...

Press Release: Israel High Court Petition filed to prevent additional site closure in ‘City of David’ archaeological park, Silwan

 January 24, 2016 A group of Silwan residents and Emek Shaveh petitioned the Israeli High Court yesterday to prevent closure of “Area E” (No. 6 and 7 on map), the...