So Supreme Court President Asher Grunis said shortly before a partially built mosque in the West Bank was pulled down.
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
The harsh actions of the Civil Administration in the West Bank have made waves in places as far afield as Poland. An NGO there is working to safeguard Palestinians' right to collect water
Whether recently approved plans for construction in the E-1 area materialize or not, Israel plans to the relocate the local Bedouin population - against their will.
Kibbutz Ginosar's bananas alone receive the equivalent of 25 to 40 percent of the water that Israel allocates to the village of Ein al Beida as a whole, including for the personal needs of its 1,900 residents.
Holiday declared in Palestinian Authority. For first time in five years, Fatah allowed to demonstrate in Gaza City, together with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Palestinians will not waive right to apply to join the International Criminal Court, Hanan Ashrawi tells foreign journalists in Ramallah.
To keep the 'yes' vote from being a merely symbolic gesture, a temporary boost for outmoded political organizations and the hedonist elites that comprise them, will require vast internal changes that are hard to envision.
Four days before the United Nations vote on the recognition of Palestine as a non-member state, representatives of seven more European countries have indicated they will vote in favor, PLO sources said.
Israel has arrested Hamas activitsts in the West Bank, among them a lawmaker who told Haaretz last week that the Palestinian reconciliation process in which he is involved would allow President Mahmoud Abbas to resume negotiations with Israel.
The Palestinians are torn between two selfish, rival ruling parties that take one step forward for national unity, then three steps backward.