A wave of stop-work orders in Al-Khadr area by Israeli occupation

A wave  of stop-work orders in Al-Khadr area by Israeli occupation


 Violation: serving a big number of stop-work orders

Date: 07/08/2014

Location: al-Khdr village/ Bethlehem governorate

Perpetrators:  Israel Civil Administration and army troops

Victims:  residents of al-Khadr


 The Israeli occupation authorities on November  August 07, 2014 served  " stop-work" notices on eleven buildings (28 apartments under construction) in addition to commercial shops and storehouses.

The military orders mentioned that the structures were unlicensed construction and compelled immediate termination of work. September 11,2014 was assigned for the so-called Planning Committee hearing session in the court of Beit El to consider  whether to demolish the structure or restore its status quo.

The affected citizen Isam Ghnaim   asserted that a force from Israel Civil Administration accompanied by army handed him out a stop-work order  on his shop and then issued other orders on structures in the same area.  Ghnaim  pointed out his willingness to seek help from legal defense organizations .

The following tables shows information about the victims and their properties:

Affected citizen Area m2 No. of buildings No. of apartments No. of structures Notes Photo
Isa Yosuf Isa 660 1 6 A three story house(two apartment in each floor) that is still under construction 1
Riziq Isa 450 1 3 A under construction three story house(one apartment in each floor) where the first floor is inhabited.  2
Ahmad Isa 450  1 2 1 A under construction building ( two apartment and a basement) 3
Khalid Atwan 400 1 2 3 A under construction two story house: 1st floor has three shops and an apartment 4
2nd floor has two apartments
Abu Tariq Salah 500 1 2 A under construction one story house (two apartments) 5
Ashraf Isa 500 1 2 A under construction two story building 6
Omar Isa 400 1 2 An  inhabited two story building 7
Zakaria Isa 140 1 2 A under construction two story building 8
Amjad Salah 220 1 2 An inhabited two story building 9
Isam Ghnaim 100 0 0 3 Three commercial shops 10
Mohammad Isa 400 1 4 4 apartments building. One apt. is inhabited others still under construction 11
Abo Saleh Mosa 80 1 1 Inhabited apartment 12
Total 4300 11 28 7    

Source: field observation- Department of Monitoring Israeli Violations- Land Research Center- 2014.




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Al Khadr:

Located 4 kilometer west of Bethlehem, Al Khadr village is surrounded by Beit Jala and Battir (north), Husan and Nahhalin (west), Ad Doha, Wadi Rahall, and Beit Jala (east), Wadi An Nais (south).

Al Khadr has a population of 9774 according to statistics conducted in 2007. It has a total area of 8279 dunums, 184 of which are built-up area.

The Israeli occupation confiscated 29 dunums of Al Khadr lands for Efrat and Daniel colonies. Efrat was built in 1979 and devoured 5.8 dunums of Al Khadr. It is inhabited by 7037 colonists. Daniel was built in 1982 and confiscated 23 dunums. 1073 colonists live in the colony.

Bypasses number 60 and 375 devoured more than 487 dunums. Not to mention the Apartheid Wall that destroyed 280 dunums and isolated 5638 dunums of the village. The Wall in Al Khadr is 2805 meters long.

According to Oslo Accords, 10% of Al Khadr is under Area A (PA has full civil and security control) while 6% is under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security). However,  most of the village lands (84%) is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). Here are the area in dunums:

  • ·         Area A (808) dunums
  • ·         Area B (475) dunums
  • ·         Area C (6996) dunums 



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Military Orders