Stop-Work orders on a residence in the Hebron town of Yatta

Stop-Work orders on a residence in the Hebron town of Yatta


  • Violation: serving stop-work orders
  • Location:  Jinba hamlet- Yatta town
  • Date: April 05, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Planning and Construction Committee- Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  family of Mousa Younes


 Israeli occupation authorities served on April 05, 2016 stop-work order on a residence belonging to citizen Mousa Younes in the Yatta hamlet of Jinba on the claim of "unlicensed construction".

 The Israeli Civil Administration accompanied by an army patrol stormed the area at noon, hanged the orders on the structures and took photos of the place before they had left.

The orders compelled a halt on construction works under the pretext of lacking building permits. April, 02 ,2016 was assigned as the hearing session of the Planning Sub-Committee in the Israeli court of Beit El to consider the status of the notified structure.

Photo 1: the stop-work order on Mousa's

Photo 2: the targeted residence


It should be marked that the targeted house (20m2) was built a year ago to be home for the citizen's eight member family including five children. The residence is built on a cement floor and is roofed by shade cloth.

Israeli occupation authorities mentioned the possibility to apply for a building permit in Planning and Construction Committee- Israel Civil Administration but made it clear that such permits will not be granted for Palestinian applicants. Israel conducts such policies and practices to force people out of their lands, creating a reserve for colonial expansion.

About Jinba:

Jinba is a small village located in an area known as Masafer Yatta, 12km to the south east of Yatta town. It is inhabited by 27 families which are around 207 people. Residents of the area depend on livestock. Most of the village structures are built of bricks, metal slabs, and sackcloth; the structures are very simple in their nature. The village holds a school, a kindergarten, and mosque within but they are all threatened with demolitions. A small generator provides the village with power while they get their fresh water from cisterns.

An unpaved road connects the village with the surrounding communities; the locals rehabilitated one km of the road in the past year but the Israeli responded by issuing stop-work orders for that road.

The village is edged by Mizpe Ya'ir (west), the segregation wall (south and east) and Masafer Yatta (north).


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center



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