The Israeli Occupation Forces demolish two tents in Susiya hamlet of Hebron

The Israeli Occupation Forces demolish two tents in Susiya hamlet of Hebron


  • Violation: demolishing two residential tents
  • Location: Susiya hamlet- Yatta town
  • Date:  January 20, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration and army forces
  • Victims:  Citizen Naser Shraiteh


The Israeli Occupation Forces demolished on January 20, 2016 two residential tents owned by citizen Naser Shraiteh in Susiya hamlet, south Yatta town.

Shraiteh (42) said that a force from the occupation army accompanied by a staff from the Civil Administration and JCB dozer raided the area and demolished the tents on the claim of "unlicensed construction".

It should be marked that the Israeli occupation authorities served on September 07, 2015 a stop-work order on the tents and another "final demolition order" on October 08, 2015. Citizen Shraiteh did not object to the orders, believing that the occupation will not grant him a building permit as it is the case with all Palestinians.

The demolished tents are built by metal arches and covered with cloth shade; Shraiteh built them in 2015 to be home for his family during the spring time. One tent is reported to be of 40m2 in area where the other one is 30m2.

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

  1. Article 17 of the (1948) Universal Declaration of Human Rights stating: “Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.”
  2. Section ‹G› of article 23 of the (1907) The Hague Conventions asserting: “In addition to the prohibitions provided by special Conventions, it is especially forbidden to destroy or seize the enemy's property, unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war.”
  3. 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.”
  4. Section 1, Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966): “The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the realization of this right, recognizing to this effect the essential importance of international co-operation based on free consent."



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition