The occupation army embarks on demolishing the residences of Jerusalemite attackers in the neighborhoods of Al-Mukabbir and Al-Thawri
“The occupation conducts a policy of collective punishment in Palestinians”

The occupation army embarks on demolishing the residences of Jerusalemite attackers in the neighborhoods of Al-Mukabbir and Al-Thawri <br> 
“The occupation conducts a policy of collective punishment in Palestinians”


A massive force from Israel Police on October 06, 2015 raided the neighborhood of Abu Jamal in the area of Jabal Al-Mukkabir, surrounded the residence of martyr Ghassan Abu Jamal, forcibly evicted the residents and locked them in a nearby house.

Police officers sabotaged everything that faced their way. They damaged doors, windows and the residence interior and furniture. A total of 6 houses were attacked, which interiors were totally damaged. Hatred inciting slogans were written on the walls of the attacked houses as well.

The unit of explosives at Israel Police then planted bombs through holes poked in the walls inside Abu Jamal residence. The locations of explosives were marked at the house walls during previous raids.  Preparation for detonating the house lasted several hours while the family was locked under the threat of rifles.

A great bang was heard at 5:00 a.m. in the morning. Explosion was reported to take place in the residence of martyr Ghassan Abu Jamal. As a result, the magnitude of the explosion demolished the adjacent house, which is owned by the martyr brother Mu’awiya.  Also, neighboring houses got affected; many structures got their windows shattered. The aftermath of the explosion in pictures:




The force then moved to the residence of martyr Mohammad Ja’abis in the area of Jabal Al-Mukkabir , evicted the owners from their residence, sabotaged their properties and cars and threw stun grenades at the neighboring houses.

The force then planted the residences with explosives and detonated it at dawn. Damage followed the neighboring houses as a result.

In the same time, a big number of police members were brought to the neighborhood of Al-Thawri for the sake of closing the residence of martyr Mu’taz Hijazi through pumping cement into it. Noteworthy, Mu’taz attempted at assassinating Rabbi Yahuda Glik a year ago.


The mayor of the occupation municipality in Jerusalem supervised the closing operation of Hijazi’s residence. Large amounts of cement were pumped into the house following a decision made by Israel Supreme Court.  Noteworthy, the military order was hanged on the residence door.


The occupier law: aggressive and discriminative:

The law of home demolition is not applied to colonists who confiscated the land but it is applied to the Palestinian owners of land. Colonists carried out several attacks against Palestinians, which were not held accountable for. Such attacks were represented in torching Al-Dawabshih family in Nablus, kidnapping and burning the kid Mohammad Abu Khdair alive in the Jerusalem town of Shu’fat, lynching the bus driver Yousef Al-Ramoni, hit and run attacks, and other attacks on lands, trees and houses.

The law even applies to the Palestinians who have residency papers in Israel. This shows how discriminative the government is in dealing with Palestinians with residency papers compared to colonists; inequality is deeply rooted in Israel.

The Israeli occupation authorities conduct the policy of collective punishment to humiliate Palestinians as people and to please fanatic colonists, who carry out the most vicious attacks against Palestinians and their properties.

Colonists made sure to enlist their names on the list of crimes against humanity by torching the family of Dawabshih while sleeping on July 31, 2015. The mother Riham, the father Sa’d, the kid Ali died in the arsenal attack where Ahmad the youngest kid sustained burns and is still at hospital until this moment to receive medical care.

Land Research Center LRC sees that demolitions contradict with all of the International conventions and Humanitarian laws including:

  1. Article 53 of the Geneva Fourth Convention (1948) declaring: “Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations.”
  2. Article 33 of the Geneva Fourth Convention (1948) declaring: “No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. 
  3. Pillage is prohibited”



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition