West Bank

How to Protect Your Rights when Antiquities are Discovered on Your Property: Fact Sheet for Landowners

Almost all excavations in the West Bank uncover archaeological remains. The discovery of antiquities on private land is perceived by landowners (farmers or other individuals who wish to develop their...

Susya – The Displacement of Residents Following the Discovery of an Ancient Synagogue

Introduction The site of ancient Susya is located in the South Hebron Hills region, on a main road linking Maale Dargot in the south and as-Samu, Yatta and al-Karmil in...

Antiquities Sites in Master Plans for Area C in the West Bank

Download the full report Antiquities Sites in Master Plans for Area C in the West Bank as PDF file   Introduction Almost every Palestinian village or locality in the West Bank is situated...

The role of ancient sites in the political struggle in the Bethlehem area (“Gush Etzion”) and their economic and educational potential

To download the full report as PDF  Introduction “Gush Etzion,” as many Israelis refer it to, is located in the West Bank bordering on Jerusalem to its north. It includes...

Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun): Archaeological Settlement in the Political Struggle over Samaria

For PDF file please click here 1. Location of the site and the organizations involved in its management Tel Shiloh (Shiloh Mound) is situated in southern Samaria (in the West...

Tel Rumeida – Hebron’s Archaeological Park

To read PDF file: Tel Rumeida – Hebron archaeological park 1. Tel Rumeida – General Features Hebron is the only Palestinian city in the West Bank that contains a Jewish settlement...

Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun)

Introduction The inauguration ceremony for the Migdal Ha-Ro’eh (“the Tower of the Seeing Prophet”) at Tel Shiloh, which took place in July 2013, was attended by the heads of religious...

Israel’s “National Heritage Sites” Project in the West Bank: Archeological importance and political significance

Introduction: The Rehabilitation and Empowerment of National Heritage Infrastructures Project In February 2010, the Israeli government adopted the “National Heritage Sites Project.” The project’s stated goal is to strengthen the...

Nabi Samwil – A Village Trapped in a National Park

Introduction The Nabi Samuel National Park is one of the largest national parks in the West Bank. The antiquities site and religious center located on the grounds have become a...