Legal Actions

High Court Petition: The Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee will hear objections to Beit Haliba

September 2, 2015 Emek Shaveh submitted an objection to the construction of ‘Beit Haliba’ at the Western Wall (No. 8 on map). We claim that the building will harm the...

Petition to High Court to prevent closure of space in the archaeological site in Silwan / City of David

2 September 2015 Emek Shaveh and group of Silwan residents petitioned the High Court to prevent closure of “Area G” (No. 3 on map) in the City of David archaeological...

Press Release: Despite approval of Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun) construction plan, important achievements for struggle by Emek Shaveh and Qariyut residents

 August 12, 2015 Although the Planning Committee of the West Bank approved the plan, significant decisions were made: Palestinians to have regulated entry to the site, Archaeology Staff Officer is...

Press Release: Petition to transfer management of Silwan-Western Wall tunnel from Elad to the State

Emek Shaveh has petitioned the High Court (On April 12), asking that the State take over the management of the tunnel that connects the village of Silwan and the Western...

Press release: High Court decision regarding archaeological excavations Tel Rumeida

On 31 December 2014 a hearing was held in the Israeli High Court of Justice regarding the archaeological excavation in Tel Rumeida. The petition was filed by the City of...

Legal battle against the archaeological excavations in Tel Rumeida – Update

16 December 2014 In early 2014 the City of Hebron and Tel Rumeida residents petitioned the Israeli High Court against the archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in...

Prominent archaeologists object to the “Kedem Compound” plan and to construction on ancient ruins opposite the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City

A group of prominent archaeologists from various universities, joined by Emek Shaveh and residents of the village of Silwan, have submitted an objection to the “Kedem Compound” (“The Bible Compound”)...