Israeli Occupation Forces demolish AL-Deir Bedouin community in Ein Al-Beida village

Israeli Occupation Forces demolish AL-Deir Bedouin community in Ein Al-Beida village

Violation: demolition of a community

Location:  Ein AL-Beida village

Date:  October 31, 2016

Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces

Victims:  three Bedouin families



 The Bedouin community of Ein Al-Beida witnessed on October 31, 2016 a vicious attack that came within a displacement plan put by Israeli authorities to empty the area of Palestinian Jordan Valley from original inhabitants.

It is reported that Israeli Occupation Forces raided Al-Deir hamlet and embarked on demolishing residential and agricultural structures belonging to three Bedouin families from the area.

The following table shows information about the affected families and their properties:

Affected citizen



No. of sheep

Demolished structure

Residential tent\ barrack

Sheep tent


Other facilities

Nidal Daraghmeh




Metal slaps barrack (70m2)


Metal slaps barrack (60m2)

2 sheep tents (60m2)

Funded by Agricultural Relief

Barn (300m2)

Toilet (funded by PHG)+ tent for fodder (12m2)+ plastic water tank (2m3)+

12 sheep drinkers+ 10 feeders

Eyad Daraghmeh



28 cows and 25 sheep

Residential barrack (60m2)

Sheep barrack (60m2)

Barn (1002)

Toilet (funded by PHG)+ tent for fodder (12m2)+ and cow milkers

Mahmoud Daraghmeh



10 cows

Residential barrack (60m2)

Barn (1002)

Toilet (funded by PHG)


Source : Field observation- Department of Monitoring Israeli Violations- Land Research Center-2016



It should be marked that the community was targeted with stop-work orders on January 2015. Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid  followed up on the case in Israeli court, which stalled to issue an ownership document for the land on the claim that the land is classified as  "Tabbo". Consequently, Israeli Occupation Forces demolished the structures in the community.

Land Research Center sees houses and properties demolition as a clear-cut violation of all international conventions and laws:

 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Article 1 states: " All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

Article 17: " (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property."


The 1907 the Hague Convention

Article 23: " 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;"

The Geneva Fourth convention

Article 53: "  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."


The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:

Article 11.1 states: "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