Stop-Work Orders on a house and a barn in Yatta

Stop-Work Orders on a house and a barn in Yatta


Violation: Stop- construction orders for a residence and barn
Location: Khirbet Janba, Yatta/ Hebron governorate
Date: 28/04/2014
Perpetrators: The Civil Administration of the Israeli occupation
Victims: Shaher Makhamra  


On April 28, the Israeli occupation authorities served stop-work (stop-construction) orders on a house and a livestock barn belonging to Shaher Makhamra in Khirbet Janba, southeast of Yatta.

Makhamra stated to an LRC observer that a patrol of the Israeli army accompanied by officers of the Civil Administration broke into the area and showed up at his place where they placed the orders and took pictures before leaving. 


Pictures 1+2: The orders targeting Makhamra's structures, Janba


According to the orders, the structures lack a building permit and thus an immediate halt of any construction work is a must. May 11, 2014 was set as a date for the meeting of the Inspection Sub-Committee to be held in Beit El colony to discuss "whether to demolish the structures or return them to their previous status."

The house shelters Makhamra and his 8-memember family, including 6 children and is 40 m2 in area. It was built with stones and roofed with metal slabs. Makhamra and his family used to live in a cave but decided to build a house in February, 2014 especially that the cave was not theirs.


Picture 3: A general view of the threatened house belonging to Makhamra


The barn, 150 m2 in area, was built three months ago with stones and clay and roofed with metal slabs.  

Picture 4: A general view of the barn


Makhamra (34) works in agriculture and sheep grazing and inhabits Khirbet Janba, one of the eight villages whose residents are threatened of being evacuated under the pretext of being within " 918 fire shooting zone".   


Prepared by
The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders