Resident’s Rights

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...

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...

Survery shows Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem experience the archaeological activities as a tool to undermine Jerusalem’s national and religious identity

July, 2016   Survey shows Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem experience the archaeological activities as a tool to undermine Jerusalem’s national and religious identity   Issues of identity, religion and...

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...

Guiding Principles for a Jerusalem Antiquities Master Plan – Proposed Policy Paper

Why is There a Need for an Antiquities Master Plan? Over the past decade and a half, Israel has been creating a reality in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin that is designed...

Public celebration of Samuel the prophet turns the Nabi Samuel into an ultra-Orthodox ancient site, while locking in the Palestinian village for three days

Each year, a celebration of Samuel the prophet takes place at Nabi Samuel site North of Jerusalem. For the first time this year, the Palestinian village Nabi Samwil located next...

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...

The Political struggle over the future of Tel Sebastia

Tel Sebastia near Nablus is adjacent to the Palestinian village of Sebastia, and has been a focus of interest for settlers and the Civil Administration for the past two years....

Underground Jerusalem: The excavation of tunnels, channels, and underground spaces in the Historic Basin

Introduction The majority of the area of the Old City is densely built. As a result, there are very few open spaces in which archaeological excavations can be undertaken. From...

Two High Court Petitions in case of Tel Shiloh against settlers’ management of archaeological site and construction of a tourism complex

Press Release October 11, 2015 Emek Shaveh petitioned the High Court after the Planning Commission of Judea and Samaria approved the construction a 11,000 square meter tourism complex within Tel...