Applications were submitted. Denials followed. In June 2007, Israel's High Court dismissed villagers' petition.
Since expelled in 1986, CA officials haven't offered alternative residence sites or granted permission to live legitimately on their own lands. Israel also refuses to allow nearby water and electricity connections.
Spurious reasons given claimed no building plan was submitted.
In recent years, solar panels were installed. Residents need them for electricity. In 2011, CA authorities demolished 14 village structures. They included 10 residential tents housing 87 people. Thirty children were affected.
Twenty additional demolition orders are pending. An elementary school and well are targeted.
Oslo divided the West Bank into three parts. They include Areas A, B and C, plus a fourth for Greater Jerusalem.
Palestinians control Area A for internal security, public order, and civil affairs.
The PA maintains civil control over Area B. It includes 450 towns and villages. Israel retains overriding authority for settler safety and its own interests.