Eviction Order in al Khader targets 4.6 dunums of lands

Eviction Order in al Khader targets 4.6 dunums of lands



Violation: an eviction order for a 4.6-dunum plot which has been rehabilitate only recently.

Location: Dahr al Jurn – Al Khader.

Date: September 16, 2012.

Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation Army.

Victims: Abdullah Ghneim and his brothers.




On September 16, 2012, Mr. Ghneim found an eviction order in his plot located in Dahr al Jurn area. The owner was surprised to see the order and condemned it knowing that he has rehabilitated the land by building retaining walls, building a cistern, plowing it, and placing some olive seedlings five months earlier. The targeted land is 4.6 dunums in area.



Picture 1: an aerial photograph of the plot



Picture 2: targeted lands


The order number (412 – 27/12) issued by the Israeli Occupation Civil Administration – Central Inspection Unit, said that ‘the owner MUST return the land to the status quo within 45 days or else the Authorities will do so on the owner’s expense’.  The order is dated August 23, 2012 and it was found on September 16, 2012. 



Picture 3: military order


The owner said: ‘we rehabilitated the field 5 months ago through one of the reclamation projects; however, I was on my way to check on the land when I saw the order and I was shocked to read the content, basically telling me to destroy my own field… that is impossible‘. The victim referred to the Palestinian Ministry of State to aid him and they appointed Gayyath Naser, an attorney of law, to defend his case.



Picture 5: a copy of the ownership deed




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