The Israeli Civil Administration is considering the request of the Beitar Illit settlement to approve the building of an industrial zone as an extension to the settlement, which is located in the west Bethlehem governorate. The plan, if approved, will damage the Battir UNESCO World Heritage site and therefore be a case of international law. EcoPeace has already begun with an initial investigation, mobilization of the Battir, Wadi Fukin, and Hussan communities engaging with the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism on the Palestinian side and NGOs, local communities, and heritage experts from the Israeli side, helping the communities file objections to the relevant authorities and filing its own objections on the grounds that the plan violates international conservation conventions and the integrity of the Battir UNESCO World Heritage site.