Stop-work order for the village’s service compound

Stop-work order for the village’s service compound


Violation: stop-work order for the village service compound.

Location: at-Tabib – eastern Qalqiliyya.

Date: August 27, 2012.

Victims: the service compound includes a school, a medical center, and the village council building.




On August 27, 2012, the Israeli Occupation Authorities handed At-Tabib village council a ‘second chance’ to object to demolition order number (308610) issued in 2005 which is designated for the village’s service compound.




Picture 1: the military order



Picture 2: the threatened structure



The service compound is a tow storey building with a total area of 280 m2; it includes an elementary school that serves around 60 students, a medical clinic, and the village council.



Picture 3: the service compound


 It must be noted that the building received demolition orders in 2006 and 2007; however, the villagers managed to acquire a protection order from the Israeli Supreme Court which postpones the demolition till further notice.


At Tabib:


‘Izbat at Tabib is located 7 km to the east of Qalqiliya; its total area is 728 dunums inhabited by around 250 people. The village consists of 49 houses built out of brick or metal slabs. The Israelis do not recognize the village’s right to exist and threatens to demolish all the structures built after 1967 (39 houses). They also aspire to deport all the villagers to the nearby ‘Azzoun.


‘Izbat at Tabib was established in the 1920’s, long before the establishment of the ‘State of Israel’. Nevertheless, the village has been treated like an outcast all these years and has been deprived from the basic services (water and electricity supply). Despite the lack of services and proper development the locals’ remained loyal to their village and kept expanding. In the 1980’s, the Israelis started issuing demolition orders against the village houses. The villagers tried in vain to acquire construction permits.


In the early 1990’s, the Israelis rejected an application to have a proper organizational plan to the village claiming that the application lacks necessary documents. It must be noted that the part of the segregation wall surrounding the village devoured more than 273 dunums of the village lands; additionally, the by-pass road ’55’ devoured more than 12 dunums in addition to 70 meters ‘buffer zone’ which is inaccessible.


Worst of all, on January 3, 2007, the Israeli Occupation Authorities rejected the Organizational plan of the village. The Israeli Supreme Court claimed that the village houses are nothing but ‘agricultural structures’ that were illegally built. In addition, the village is only 2 km away from ‘Azzoun which is capable of incubating a 76% increase in its population. Such a claim is more dangerous coming from a judicial body showing that the Israeli Authorities of any kind are conspiring against helpless Palestinian farmers.




Categories: Demolition