The Israeli occupation demolished an under construction house in Hebron

The Israeli occupation demolished an under construction house in Hebron


Violation: demolishing a house

Location:  Beit Ummar village- Hebron

Date:  January 14, 2016

Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration and army forces

Victims:  Citizen Ibrahim Abu Maria


The Israeli occupation forces demolished on January 14, 2016 the house of Ibrahim Abu Maria that is still under construction on the claim of “unlicensed construction” in the Hebron village of Beit Ummar.

Abu Maria (53) pointed out that a force from Israel Civil Administration accompanied by military dozer raided the village from the eastern side at 8:00 a.m. and embarked on demolishing the targeted house.



Photos 1-5: the rubbles of Abu Maria’s

It should be marked that the demolished house was still in the construction phase; a cement foundation with some pillars are what were brought down. The 180m2 structure was to be home for Abu Maria’s 8 member family including two children.

It should be also marked that Israel Civil Administration served on July 29, 2015 a stop-work order on the same structure on the claim of unlicensed construction. Thus, Abu Maria prepared a legal file to obtain a building permit but the Civil Administration served on November 03, 2015 the constructions site a final demolition order.


Photos A. B: the stop-work and demolition orders

It is reported that the attacking force ravaged the area and dumped earth on the construction materials (4m3 of wood) used at the site.




Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition