Firing Zone 918 resources

Resources:  Additional reference material, legal background, photos and articles:

Links to photos and map images of firing zone 918

B’Tselem interactive map

Photos on CPT’s  website

Photos and map images by  Association for Civil Rights in Israel(ACRI)

Photos of firing zone 918 by Active Stills

B‘Tselem  Map of Masafer Yatta and Firing Zone 918

Photos on Flickr by nofiringzone918



 Army helicopters fly very low on the village of Al Fakheit on july 8

 Press Tv Report on deportation of South Hebron Hills Palestinians  08-05-13

Interstice. Life in the Firing Zone by Eduardo Soteras

The Cave Dwellers by Ruben Salvadori


Fact Sheets and background

OCHA Fact Sheet

B”Tselem fact sheet

Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) Fact Sheet

B’tselem’s report about Firing Zone 918′s historical and legal events since its birth until 2004: “Means of Expulsion: Violence, Harassment and Lawlessness against Palestinians”

Report by OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs) The Humanitarian Impact of Israeli Declared Firing zones in the West Bank


Legal Documents

Defense Ministry submission to the Israeli High Court of Justice: the State Attorney submission to the Court

Expert Opinion:  Limits of the right of expropriation (requisition) and of movement restrictions in occupied territory submitted by Michael Bothe Dr.jur., Professor emeritus of international law, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main


Links to recently published articles on Firing Zone 918:

Haaretz:  HAARETZ: Israel’s military advocate: IDF training inside Palestinian villages is legal November 6, 2013

Haaretz:   A lesson in cowardice at the IDF’s firing zone 918, Amira Haas, September 10, 2013

The Guardian:  israel authors campaign to save west bank villagers July 25, 2013

 Everything seems to be forbidden here; Military raid in the village of Jinba,  , during the night on July 4 by Gideon Levy 

Haaretz : When a Palestinian home isn’t really a home (20 February 2013)

The Telegraph | Cave-dwelling Palestinian farmers facing eviction from homes

Haaretz : A Toxic Attachment

New York Times | Israel Seeks Army Use of West Bank Area (23 July 2012)

Haaretz :  Israel orders demolition of 8 Palestinian villages, claims need for IDF training land(23 July 2012)

Haaretz:: The IDF  battles a Palestinian Shepherd and his Two Baby Goats  Amira Haas, 4 March 2013

+972  Blog:  Firing Zone: a Primer, published in +972 Blog by Eyal Raz (August, 2012)

ACRI:  IDF Training in Firing Zone 918 Despite Injunction Order, ACRI,(  February 28, 2013)

ACR:I  Firing Zone 918 What’s the Deal? (March 7, 2013)

Ha’aretz: Israel dismantles Arab tent communities in West Bank, leaving residents to face the elements  By Amira Hass


Websites of organizations working to prevent forced evacuation of Masafer Yatta

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee
Operation Dove
ISM – International Solidarity Movement
CPT – Christian Peacemakers Team
AIC – Alternative Information Center


Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)

Rabbis for Human Rights


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