Land Eviction order in Al Khader village

Land Eviction order in Al Khader village



Violation:  a land eviction order.

Location: Wad abu al Hasan – Al Khader, Bethlehem.

Date: June 5, 2012.

Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation Civil Administration.

Victim(s): Rana Tbeila.




On June 5, 2012, a Palestinian farmer found an eviction order designated for a plot owned by Rana Tbeila of Bethlehem. The farmer took the order to Al Khader Municipality where they contacted the owner. The target area is 3 dunums. 3 years ago, the owner rehabilitated the plot with a total cost of 40,000 ILS. On the other hand, another similar notification was found for a 10-dunum-plot. However, the owner of the order was unknown so no further action was taken.



Picture 1: Rana Tbeila notification



Picture 2: a map showing Rana’s land







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).


Area and Location:


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