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"Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria"  (1 Kings 21 )

Cops and Robbers

Distribution of Israel Police stations throughout the West Bank/ April 2018

On June 14, 1967, a week after the onset of the occupation of the West Bank, Uzi Narkiss, former IDF commander of the Central Command, signed an order allowing the Israel Police to operate in the West Bank, despite the fact that it was not part of the sovereign territory of the State of Israel. As such, the Israel Police were not authorized to operate there to begin with.

This report we’re releasing today is devoted to surveying the geographical distribution of dozens of police stations, all of which are located within settlements or areas subject to full Israeli control in Area C. 

There is no need to elaborate on the disgraceful paradoxical fact that several police stations in the West Bank are illegally located on private Palestinian-owned land. The police stations at hand are respectively located in the settlement of Modi'in Illit, which was later moved to a new site adjacent to the Hashmonaim Crossing (Na'alin checkpoint), following a petition by the landowners to the Supreme Court; a large police station at the entrance to the settlement of Ma'ale Adumim; and the police station in the settlement of Giv'at Ze'ev.

Throughout the survey, we examined a total of 38 police stations known to us in the West Bank.