Israeli Stop-work Orders in Nahhalin

Israeli Stop-work Orders in Nahhalin


Violation: stop-work orders issued on five structures

Location: Nahhalin – Bethlehem Governorate

Date: J29/06/2014

Perpetrators:  the Israeli Occupation Civil Administration

Victim(s): al Nise family


The Israeli authorities served on June 6th 2014 stop work orders on three under construction residences in the area of Ein Faris relative to Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem.

Citizen Ahamd al-Nise stated the following :

" the demolition orders were found left next to my sons' residences. Orders came under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Ironically, the occupation license buildings for colonists and even legitimize outposts and colonies on a wider spectrum"

He also added: " These orders will not bring our determination down. On the contrary, we will continue building the house since it is an international right to Housing besides the Right to Life of Dignity".

The Israeli authorities mentioned, in the orders, that the houses were unlicensed construction and compelled owners of immediate termination. July 21st 2014 was set as the Inspection Sub-Committee session in the court of Beit El to consider the status of the notified structure. The following tables shows information about the affected citizens:

No Name Family Minors Area/m2 Nature of structure Order Photo
1 Kamal al-Nise 3 1 150 One floor under construction 160541 1
2 Raed al-Nise 1   145 One floor under construction 160542 2
3 Mohammad al-Nise 4 2 150 Two floors under construction 160543 3
Total 37 20 1300      

*Source: Field Research- Monitoring Israeli Violations Team- Land Research Centre (LRC).




The village is located 10km to the south west of Bethlehem and 3.5 km to the east of the armistice line of 1949.

The village's total area is 18,858 dunums including 890 dunums of built-up area, inhabited by8805 people according to the PBS statistics of 2014.

Israel has confiscated 4,283 dunums from the village lands 3,583 dunums of which  for colonial expansion purposes and 700 dunums for the favor of bypass roads. There are 8 colonies founded  over the village lands namely (Beit Ein, Tsoref, Majdal Oz, Jabot, Kfar Etzion, Efrat, Illit, Rosen Tsurem and Allon Shevut)      



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders