Stop-work order on a residence in Battir village

Stop-work  order on a residence in Battir  village


Violation: serving a stop-work order

Date: 05/03/2014

Location: Battir/ Bethlehem

Perpetrators: the Inspection Committee of the occupation municipality

Victims: citizen Abdelfattah Abu Ni'meh


The Israeli authorities served on March 05,2014 a stop-work order on a residence in the village of Battir, west of Bethlehem. 

The house owner Abu Mi'meh asserted the following : "Troops of the occupation accompanied by  the Civil Administration raided on March 05,2014  the village and served a stop-work order on my house"

The military order no. 161132 mentioned that the house was unlicensed construction and compelled immediate termination of work on it. April 4th 2014 was set as the Planning Committee session in the court of Beit El to consider the status of the notified structure.

The military order no. 161132 on Abu Ni'meh residence


It should be marked that the targeted house is owned by citizen Abdelfattah Abu Ni'meh and is of 120m2 in area. The cement house is a home for 6 members including one minor.

The Israeli occupation is known to target the Palestinian building movement in the area classified C according to Oslo Accords, which totals 62% from the West Bank lands. Demographic expansion and land use are also banned by Israel as a result.

About Battir :

The village is located 7km to the western side of Bethlehem. It is edged by the occupied lands of 1948 from the north and west, al-Walaja village from the northeast, and Husan village from the south.

Battir has a total population of 5117 people until 2014 and has a total land area of 6681 dunum, 832 of which are built-up area.

Oslo Accords divided the lands of Battir as follows:

  • 1467 dunums are classified as area B
  • 5214 dunums are classified as area C



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders