Children from the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar look on as a bulldozer makes preparations for an access road to be used by Israeli forces in the "imminent evacuation and demolition" of the West Bank hamlet, July 4, 2018.

Israeli Official: “We Have No Plans to Limit Settlement Construction”

Despite the change of administration in the United States, Israel’s settlement building policies in the occupied Palestinian territories will remain largely unchanged, an Israeli government official has told The Times of Israel. The official said that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s new government will operate based on the understandings his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu reached with former…

The head of the Knesset's Labor, Health and Welfare Committee, MK Aida Touma-Sliman, during the meeting held on Tuesday, March 31

Without Crucial Safety Inspectors, Construction Sites Go Unmonitored

With 70 percent of Labor and Social Services Ministry’s building safety inspectors sent home to isolation, tens of thousands of construction workers, mostly Palestinians from the occupied territories, continue to work at construction sites with no reduction in workload and without a supervisory body ensuring compliance with Health Ministry regulations. Even under normal conditions, Israel…

UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses a special session of the Italian parliament on Wednesday, December 16.

UN Secretary-General Guterres: Construction in Settlements Must Cease Immediately and Completely

The United Nations Special Coordinator to the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council on Wednesday, December 18, that Israel advanced or approved plans for over 22,000 housing units in West Bank settlements and East Jerusalem in the three years since the council adopted a resolution condemning settlements in lands the Palestinians want for their…

Mohammed Shihadeh Agrieb, 40, the Palestinian construction worker killed in a building site accident in Hod HaSharon last Sunday, August 4

Palestinian Construction Worker’s Death in Hod HaSharon Marks 51st Workplace Fatality in Israel in 2019

A 40-year-old Palestinian construction worker, Mohammed Shihadeh Agrieb, from Tarkumya in the Occupied Palestinian Territories was killed Sunday, August 4, in the city of Hod HaSharon in central Israel. Agrieb’s death brought the total number of fatal workplace accidents since the beginning of 2019 to 51, 29 of them in construction sites. The most recent worksite…