Israeli Occupation Forces threat to demolish a power grid in Nablus governorate

Israeli Occupation Forces threat to demolish a power grid in Nablus governorate


  • Violation: threatening a power grid
  • Location:  Beit Dajan village- Nablus
  • Date:  April 05, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Planning and Construction Committee- Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  more than 20 Palestinian families


 On April 05, 2016, farmers from Beit Dajan village were surprised to find a demolition order served on a power grid in the area.

The demolition order number 391943 gave the affected a three day deadline to object to a previous demolition order that was served on March 2013.

The chairman of Beit Dajan village council, Nasr Abu Jeish, told Land Research Center that the order targeted 30 electricity poles, which were set up during many phases since 2008 and until 2016. The poles serve 24 residences and the number is more likely to increase since the area is only the breather in the village.

Photo 1: the military order served on the grid


Photo 2-3: some of the targeted poles

If demolished, the chance to establish any developmental project in the area will become zero and the area will severely suffer at all levels.

It should be marked that the Israeli Occupation Forces also served demolition orders on a chicken farm and water pool in synchronization with the order served on the power grid.

About Beit Dajan:

It is located 10 km to the east of Nablus; its total area is 44100 dunums including 360 dunums of built-up area that is inhabited by 3900 people (2010 census) in addition to 12500 dunums that are related to the Jordan Valley. A large part of the village lands was confiscated for the construction of the colony of Mehola in 1973.

Beit Dajan is surrounded by a number of villages namely (Salem, Deir al-Hatab, Talluza, Beit Furik, Ghoor el-Far'a ) and depends on grains cultivation  and fruitful trees such like olive, figs and almond.



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Military Orders