Stop-work order on a residence in the Hebron village ofAr- Rifa’iyya

Stop-work order on a residence in the Hebron village ofAr- Rifa’iyya


Violation:  serving a stop-work order on a house

Date: 13/04/2015

Location:  er-Refa'ia village

Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration and army

Victims:  citizen Mohammad al-Amur


 The Israeli occupation authorities on April 13, 2015 served a stop-work order on a residence owned by citizen  Mohammad al-Amur from the Hebron village of Ar-Rifa’iyya

Citizen al-Amur asserted that a patrol from the Civil Administration accompanied by a force from the military arrived at the location, hanged  the order on the house, and took some photos before they had left the place.

The order mentioned that the structure was built without a proper permit and compelled a halt on any construction. April 29, 2015 was assigned as the hearing session for the Inspection Sub-Committee in the Israeli court of Beit El to consider whether to demolish the structure or restore its previous status.


Photo 1: the stop-work order and the targeted house


It should be marked that the notified structure is still under construction;  the citizen started working on the house by the beginning of 2015. The 115m2 residence was supposed to be a home for 4 members including 2 children.

It should also be marked that the Israeli occupation authorities have been targeting er-Refa'ia village with stop-work and demolition. On January 20, 2015 , the Israeli occupation forces demolished two houses and a agricultural structure in the area.


For further information, please read through the following reports issued by Monitoring Israeli Violations Team- Land Research Center :

  1. The Israeli occupation demolishes residences and a agricultural structure in Yatta (Ar, Eng)
  2. Demolishing a Residence in Ar Rifa’iyya(Ar, Eng)
  3. Stop-work Order for a House in Ar Rifa’iyya area south of Hebron(Ar, Eng)
  4. Stop Work Orders Against 6 Residential and Agricultural Structures in the Villages of Al Deirat and Ar Rifa’iyya(Ar, Eng)
  5. Israeli Occupation Forces Demolish a House in Ar Rifa’iyya Village(Ar, Eng)



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Settlements