Demolition Orders for Palestinian structures in Al-Qanoub area East of Sa’ir Town

Demolition Orders for Palestinian structures in Al-Qanoub area East of Sa’ir Town


On March 11, 2013, the Israeli Occupation Forces stationed in Al-Qanoub area east of the town of Sa’ir, and handed over the residents nine military demolition orders for their structures under the pretext of lacking building permits. The owners of the threatened structures are:

  • Youseph Hamed Abdel Rahim Shalaldeh. Military order No.151744

  • Mohammad Abdel Fattah Shalaldeh. Military order No.151748

  • Tayseer Youseph Hamed Shalaldeh. Military order No.151741

  • Mohammad Abdel Rahim ‘Akel Shalaldeh. Military order No.151746

  • Ahmad Abdel Rahim ‘Akel Shalaldeh. Military order No.151743

  • Nazeer Ahmad Abdel Rahim Shalaldeh. Military order No.151742

  • Zeidan Ahmad Issa Shalaldeh. Military order No.151740

  • Ahmad Mohammad Abdel Rahim Shalaldeh. Military order No.151745

  • ‘Emad Mahmoud Issa Shalaldeh. Military order No.151747






Photo 1-8: the threatened structures in Sa’ir



Sa’ir is a Palestinian town located about 8 km northeast of the city of Hebron. It is bordered by Shamleit Al- Hawa community form the north, Al-‘Deisa and Al-Shyoukh villages from the south and southwest, Halhoul town form the west and the illegal Israeli settlements of Mitsad Shim ‘on (Est. in 1991) and Asfar “Mitsad” (est. in 1984) form the east.


The built-up area of Sa’ir town spreads on 4230 dunums of land, about 4 % of the town’s total land area (107,773 dunums). The town is home to 21,649 inhabitants (PCBS 2013 projections), most of who work in the agricultural sector, which is considered the major source of income for the residents of the town.


In an interview with ARIF field workers, Youseph Shalaldeh indicated that his entire family (exceeds 15 person) living in Al-Qanoub area before the year 1967 where they have documents prove their ownership to the lands. See Map





To Conclude


The Israeli colonial activities against the Palestinian residents and their properties constitutes a flagrant violation to the international laws; of which, the Universal Declaration of human rights, the International covenants as well as the rules of International Humanitarian Law:

  • Article 2 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reads that: ‘Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it is independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.’

  • Article 3 states that ‘everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person’.

  • Article 13 states also that ‘(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.’

  • Article 25 states that ‘(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.’

  • Hague Convention IV (18 October 1907): Convention Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land: Article (23): ‘To destroy or seize the enemy’s property, unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war;’

  • Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949, Article 53: Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered necessary by military operations


Categories: Demolition