Stop-work orders on structures in Tubas

Stop-work orders on structures in Tubas


Violation:  serving stop-work orders on different structures

Date: 20/01/2015

Location: Khirbet al-Deir/ Tubas governorate

Perpetrators: Israel Planning Committee

Victims: five Palestinian  families


Within the occupational plan of emptying the Palestinian Jordan Valley(al-ghoor) and displacing its people, the so-called Israel Civil Administration- Inspection and Planning Committee and an army patrol on January 20, 2015 raided the area of Khirbet al-Deir, which is located near the Palestinian-Jordanian borders.

It is indicated that the Inspection Committee handed five Palestinian families out "stop-work and construction" orders on their residential and agricultural structures under the pretext of unlicensed construction within area classified C according to Oslo Accords.

The military orders gave the residents a deadline until February 16,2014. This comes in time with the hearing session of the Planning Committee in the court of Beit EL to consider the status of the notified structures.




 Photos 1-6: view of the Khirbet al-Deir

The following table shows information about the notified structures:

Affected citizen Family Minors No. of sheep No. of order Notified structure
Residential tent Sheep tent Sheep barns Other
AbidRabbuh Oudeh 10 4 300 181976 1(16m2) 1(60 m2) 1(200 m2) two fodder storehouses (9 m2 +6 m2)
1(45 m2) 1(60 m2) 1(160 m2) a bathroom and a traditional oven
  1(90 m2)    
  1(45 m2)    
Iyad Daraghmeh 4 0 120 181977 1(16 m2) 1(60 m2) 1(200 m2) A fodder container, a green house, a bathroom and a kitchen
  1(60 m2)
1(90 m2)
Nidal Daraghmeh 9 7 144 181978 1(16 m2) 1(16 m2) 1(60 m2) A fodder storehouse (9 m2), a bathroom and a kitchen
1(24 m2) 1 (120 m2)
1(25 m2)  
Alaa' Daraghmeh 10 6 180 181979 1(16 m2) 1(60 m2) 1(60 m2) 12 m2 fodder storehouse, a bathroom and a kitchen
(120 m2)
Fayez Daraghmeh 6 4 100 cows N/A 1(150 m2) 9 m2 fodder storehouse
Total 39 21 844 cows   5 11 8 7 fodder storehouses

Source: Field Observations – Monitoring Israeli Human Rights Violations- Land Research Center -2015      


It should be marked that Khirbet al-Deir is 1km to the western side of the Palestinian-Jordanian borders and 2km to the eastern side of Tubas governorate.

The lands of Khirbet al-Deir are classified as "taboo" or listed in the Ottoman land registry ; despite that residents have ownership documents for their lands, yet the occupation insists on displacing them.

Residents of the area come originally from Tubas and Tammun village in the nearby. Life is characterized as primitive where houses and barns take the shape of tents; agricultural and animal husbandry is people's only source of income there.

According to the residents, it is the first time the area is stormed and a number of stop-work orders were served; people fear this would be the first step for a wide range demolition campaign on the area.



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Military Orders