Demolishing a Cistern and a Shack in Farsh al Hawa

Demolishing a Cistern and a Shack in Farsh al Hawa




Violation: demolishing a cistern and a shack.

Date: July 19, 2012.

Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation Army.

Victim: Rubin al Jolany.




On July 19, 2012, the Israeli Occupation Army demolished a shack and a cistern in Farsh al Hawa in Hebron; the structures are property of Rubin al Jolany. Fayez al Jolany told an LRC observer that an Israeli force accompanied with a dozer broke into the field before knocking down the cistern and a shack. The cistern was 150 m3 in volume; it was built in 2007 and has been used to water a 6-dunum-field.


Picture 1-2: the remains of the cistern


The Israelis also demolished a 20-m2-shack. The owners estimated his losses to be around 17000 USD. However, his loss can dramatically increase due to lack of water needed for cultivation.


He pointed that he received a stop-work order in March; the order said that the cistern and shack were built before acquiring the needed permits; he did not object to the order knowing that the Israeli Occupation Authorities do not give construction permits in areas classified ‘C’ according to Oslo.


The Israeli forces uprooted two olive trees, ravaged 5 pine trees, knocked down part of the retaining walls, and pulled out a number of poles carrying a bower during the demolition.





Picture 3-7: traces of damage




Categories: Demolition