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Report Dec09 ENG [Btselem -- The Hidden Agenda -- The Establishment and Expansion Plans of Ma'Ale Adummim and Their Human Rights Ramifications]

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ןונכת
 
תויוכז
 
ןעמל
 
םיננכתמ
 
Planners
 
for
 
Planning
 
Rights
 
םיחטשב
 
םדאה
 
תויוכזל
 
ילארשיה
 
עדימה
 
זכרמ
 )
ע
.
ר
(.
 
The
 
Israeli
 
Information
 
Center
 
for
 
Human
 
Rights
 
in
 
the
 
Occupied
 
Territories
 
THE HIDDEN AGENDA
 
The Establishment and Expansion Plans of Ma'aleAdummim and their Human Rights Ramifications
 
December 2009
Researched
 
and
 
written
 
 by
 
Nir
 
Shalev
 
Edited
 
 by
 
Yael
 
Stein
 
Mapping
 
 by
 
Nava
 
Sheer
 
Fieldwork
 
 by
 
Kareem
 
Jubran,
 
Najib
 
Abu
 
Rokaya,
 
Iyad
 
Hadad
 
Translated
 
 by
 
Zvi
 
Shulman
 
Language
 
Editing
 
 by
 
Michelle
 
Bubis,
 
Nir
 
Shalev
 
Cover
 
photograph:
 
the
 
Tsemach
 
Ha
sadeh
 
neighborhood
 
in
 
Ma
ʹ
ale
 
Adummim
 
and
 
a
 
nearby
 
residential
 
compound
 
of
 
the
 
 Jahalin
 
Bedouins,
 
whom
 
Israel
 
plans
 
to
 
expel,
 
December
 
2009.
 
Photograph:
 
Nir
 
Shalev
 
Design:
 
GAMA
 
Design
 
Special
 
thanks
 
to
 
Architect
 
Alon
 
Cohen
Lifshitz
 
for
 
his
 
substantial
 
assistance
 
in
 
formulating
 
the
 
concepts
 
of
 
the
 
report
 
and
 
in
 
its
 
preparation.
 
 
 
2
BIMKOM
 
 
Planners
 
for
 
Planning
 
Rights
 
is
 
an
 
Israeli
 
NGO
 
that
 
was
 
established
 
in
 
May
 
1999
 
 by
 
planners
 
and
 
architects
 
with
 
the
 
vision
 
of
 
strengthening
 
the
 
connection
 
 between
 
the
 
planning
 
system
 
and
 
human
 
rights.
 
Bimkom
 
uses
 
professional
 
tools
 
to
 
promote
 
equal
 
rights
 
and
 
social
 
 justice
 
in
 
planning,
 
development,
 
and
 
allocation
 
of
 
land
 
resources.
 
Bimkom
 
assists
 
communities
 
disadvantaged
 
 by
 
economic,
 
social,
 
or
 
civic
 
circumstances
 
to
 
exercise
 
their
 
planning
 
rights.
 
B
ʹ
TSELEM
 
 
The
 
Israeli
 
Center
 
for
 
Human
 
Rights
 
in
 
the
 
Occupied
 
Territories
 
was
 
established
 
in
 
1989
 
 by
 
a
 
group
 
of
 
academics,
 
attorneys,
 
medical
 
doctors,
 
 journalists,
 
and
 
Israeli
 
parliament
 
members.
 
With
 
a
 
commitment
 
to
 
human
 
rights
 
principles,
 
and
 
under
 
the
 
 belief
 
that
 
continuing
 
occupation
 
contradicts
 
these
 
principles,
 
B
ʹ
Tselem’s
 
primary
 
goal
 
is
 
to
 
expose
 
and
 
document
 
human
 
rights
 
violations
 
in
 
the
 
Occupied
 
Territories.
 
B
ʹ
Tselem
 
operates
 
within
 
the
 
Israeli
 
society
 
and
 
vis
a
vis
 
decision
makers
 
in
 
an
 
attempt
 
to
 
 bring
 
about
 
policy
 
change
 
and
 
an
 
end
 
to
 
human
 
rights
 
violations.
 
 
 
3
ʺ
The
 
considerations
 
of 
 
the
 
military
 
commander
 
are
 
in
 
ensuring
 
his
 
security
 
interests
 
in
 
the
 
area,
 
on
 
the
 
one
 
hand,
 
and
 
in
 
ensuring
 
the
 
interests
 
of 
 
the
 
civilian
 
 population
 
in
 
the
 
area,
 
on
 
the
 
other
 
hand.
 
Both
 
are
 
directed
 
toward
 
the
 
area.
 
The
 
military
 
commander
 
may
 
not
 
weigh
 
national,
 
economic,
 
or
 
social
 
interests
 
of 
 
his
 
own
 
country
 
insofar
 
as
 
they
 
have
 
no
 
ramification
 
on
 
his
 
security
 
interest
 
in
 
the
 
area,
 
or
 
on
 
the
 
interest
 
of 
 
the
 
local
 
 population.
 
Even
 
the
 
needs
 
of 
 
the
 
military
 
are
 
its
 
military
 
needs
 
and
 
not
 
national
 
security
 
needs
 
in
 
their
 
broad
 
sense.
 
 An
 
area
 
held
 
under
 
belligerent
 
occupation
 
is
 
not
 
an
 
open
 
 field
 
 for
 
economic
 
or
 
other
 
exploitation
ʺ
 
(From
 
the
 
 judgment
 
in
 
HCJ
 
393/82,
 
 Jam’iyyat
 
Iskan
 
al
 Mu’alimoun
 
al
 Mahdduda
 
al
 Mas’uliyyah
 
v.
 
Commander
 
of 
 
IDF
 
Forces
 
in
 
 Judea
 
and
 
Samaria
 ,
 
December
 
28,
 
1983
)
 
Introduction
 
In
 
February
 
2009,
 
Ha’aretz
 
newspaper
 
reported
 
that
 
the
 
United
 
States
 
opposed
 
development
 
work
 
in
 
E1,
 
an
 
area
 
that
 
lies
 
within
 
the
 
municipal
 
 boundaries
 
of
 
Ma
ʹ
ale
 
Adummim
 
and
 
 borders
 
 Jerusalem’s
 
city
 
limits.
 
In
 
response,
 
Minister
 
of
 
Defense
 
Ehud
 
Barak
 
stated
 
that
 
“Ma
ʹ
ale
 
Adummim
 
is
 
an
 
inseparable
 
part
 
of
 
 Jerusalem
 
and
 
the
 
State
 
of
 
Israel,
 
[and
 
will
 
remain
 
so]
 
in
 
any
 
permanent
 
arrangement.”
1
 
Even
 
though
 
this
 
position
 
may
 
reflect
 
a
 
consensus
 
among
 
Israel’s
 
political
 
leadership,
 
the
 
fact
 
remains
 
that,
 
like
 
every
 
other
 
settlement,
 
the
 
city
 
of
 
Ma
ʹ
ale
 
Adummim
 
is
 
illegal
 
under
 
international
 
law,
 
which
 
prohibits
 
the
 
establishment
 
of
 
settlements
 
in
 
occupied
 
territory
 
(see
 
 box
 
on
 
p.
 
???).
 
In
 
1999,
 
B
ʹ
Tselem
 
published
 
On
 
the
 
Way
 
to
 
 Annexation,
 
a
 
report
 
on
 
the
 
violation
 
of
 
human
 
rights
 
caused
 
 by
 
the
 
establishment
 
and
 
subsequent
 
expansion
 
of
 
Ma’ale
 
Adummim.
2
 
The
 
report
 
focused
 
1
 
Amos
 
Harel,
 
“200
 
Million
 
Shekels
 
Invested
 
in
 
New
 
Neighborhood
 
East
 
of
 
 Jerusalem,”
 
Ha’aretz,
 
February
 
1,
 
2009.
 
The
 
article
 
quoted
 
similar
 
comments
 
 by
 
the
 
heads
 
of
 
the
 
other
 
major
 
political
 
parties,
 
Tzipi
 
Livni
 
and
 
Benjamin
 
Netanyahu.
 
2
 
B
ʹ
Tselem,
 
On
 
the
 
Way
 
to
 
 Annexation:
 
Human
 
Rights
 
Violations
 
Resulting
 
 from
 
the
 
Establishment
 
and
 
Expansion
 
of 
 
the
 
 Ma’ale
 
 Adummim
 
Settlement
 
(June
 
1999).
 

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