Demolishing Al Mfaqara Mosque for the Second Time in a Year

Demolishing Al Mfaqara Mosque for the Second Time in a Year


Violation: demolishing al Mfaqara Mosque.

Date: December 14, 2012.

Location: Al Mfaqara – Yatta.

Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation Army.

Victims: villagers of al Mfaqara.




On December 14, 2012, the Israeli Occupation Army demolished al Mfaqara mosque on the pretext of unlicensed construction. Israeli troops accompanied by officers of the so-called Civil Administration broke into the village before blocking all the ways in or out of it. Soon afterwards, Israeli dozers embarked on the demolition of the mosque after clearing some of its contents.


The Israeli Army had previously demolished the mosque in November 24, 2012 but the locals rebuilt it with a total area of 90 m2. The Israeli Army issued a stop-work order for the mosque on November 30, 2012.



picture 1: the mosque before the first demolition




picture 2: the mosque demolished on November 24, 2012




picture 3: the mosque rebuilt





picture 4-7: the latest demolition


Mahmoud Hamada, who supervised construction, said that he took the stop-work order to a legal organization to object to it but the Israeli Authorities refused his objection. He pointed that Raghafim colonial society has been demanding the demolition of the mosque and driving the Israeli Authorities to do so. He said that the attack against a holy building is part of the Israeli plan aiming for clearing the village from its Palestinian inhabitants to facilitate colonial take over.





Categories: Demolition