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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 )


Civil Administration Eviction Orders from 'State Land' 2005-2018

This report is the first of its kind dedicated to the examination of hundreds of eviction orders issued by the Civil Administration’s Supervision Unit from the years 2005-2018, against what are often referred to as ‘invasions’ of state land. Eviction orders are signed by virtue of the following orders: 


  1. The Order Concerning Government Property No. 59, signed on 31.7.1967, just weeks after the war.

  2. The Order on Appointments and Powers under the State Land and Property Protection Law No. 1006, which derives its power from Jordanian law.

  3. The third order, by virtue of which only a few eviction orders were signed in cases called ‘fresh invasions’ by the Civil Administration, is Property Order (Removal of Invaders) no. 1472, signed on 28.12.1999. This order applies to cases in which land has been cultivated for up to 30 days or less. 

The eviction orders addressed in this report span an area of approximately 12,500 dunams (after offsetting overlap). However, unlike closure and seizure orders, which are signed by the military and whose maintenance requires relatively minimal administrative attention, eviction orders require ongoing resources, administrative management, and supervision in contending with appeals and enforcement. Therefore, to the best of our understanding, these orders authentically reflect Israeli authorities’ priorities regarding land management policies in the West Bank, and Israel’s long-term political vision for territory in the West Bank

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