Demolishing a Shed in Al Khader

Demolishing a Shed in Al Khader


Violation: demolishing a shed used as a barn and.

Location: Um al Baraka – Al Khader – Bethlehem.

Date: April 24, 2012.

Perpetrators: the so-called Organization and Construction Committee – the Israeli Occupation Civil Administration.

Victim: Mahmoud Salah.




On April 24, 2012, an Israeli dozer demolished a 180-m2 shed which was used as a barn and a tool shed. According to the owner, his loss is estimated to be somewhere around 35,000 ILS. The family received a demolition order two months earlier.


Al Khader:


Al Khader is located 5 km to the west of Bethlehem city; it is connected by a road to the main road, Jerusalem – Hebron road which connects it to the surrounding cities. It is administered by a local council and is named after Saint George (Al Khader in Arabic).


The village holds within a football stadium, a donation of the Portuguese Government; the work in the stadium started in 2000 through Bethlehem 2000  project, however, the construction stopped for a long time because of the second Intifada (uprising) events considering the location of the stadium near by-pass road (60). It was opened in 2007.


Area and Location:


Al Khader is 20100 dunums in area including 800 dunums of built-up area.


Previous violations:


The Israelis conquered 218 dunums of the village in 1948 and are trying to capture the rest of Al Khader fertile lands using the segregation wall. The Israeli authorities confiscated huge parts og Al Khader lands to construct Ezyon colony in 1967(4500 dunums in area inhabited by 461 colonists) and Daniel in 1983 (200 dunums in area).




Categories: Demolition