Occupation soldiers standing on the periphery of the West Bank settlement Beitar Illit, which was partially built on land expropriated from the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin

Settlements Receive the Largest Per Capita Subsidies for Their Budgets

According to a recent report released by the Adva Center, the majority of the settlements on the Occupied Palestinian Territories receive the largest amount of Israeli governmental subsidies for municipal budgets. The report details the latest figures available on central government financing of local authorities and offers comparisons between four different types of localities: the…

An "unauthorized" settlement in the occupied West Bank

Zandberg Committee Report Will Launder Theft of Palestinian Lands

A special, government-appointed task force dubbed the “Zandberg Committee” submitted its final report to the office of the Prime Minister in February of this year. The report is designed to provide the government with tools for retroactively authorizing (implementing “regularization”) for scores of Israeli outposts and neighborhoods illegally built without official government approval over the…