Israeli Occupation Forces demolish residences in the Jericho area of Fasayil AL-Wusta

Israeli Occupation Forces demolish residences in the Jericho area of Fasayil AL-Wusta


  • Violation: demolition of residences
  • Location:  Fasayil Al-Wusta area
  • Date:  December 06, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims:  three Bedouin families


The village of Fasayil, north Jericho governorate has been witnessing a new occupational plan aiming at displacing and deporting indigenous residents  in a step to empty the Palestinian Jordan valley (al-Ghoor) for the favor of the colonial expansion. It should be marked that people of Fasayil hail from Negev and have been residing the area for over 30 years. Noteworthy, all of the village’s structures have been served either a stop-work or demolition orders at some point.

It is reported that a force from the Israeli occupation army accompanied  by a military dozer raided the area of Fasayil and demolished a barrack and two tents gifted by ACF organization with funds from EU to shelter the homeless families, whose residences and structures were demolished in May 2015.

In addition, the attacking force demolished two tents used for fodder storing. Reportedly, three Bedouin families (16 members including 10 children) got affected by the attack.

It should be marked that the previous demolition, which targeted the residences of the three affected families occurred without any previous warning or notice, taking into consideration that the occupation demolished those structure too many times before.


Photos 1-5: views of the demolition operation

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




Damaged structure



Storing unit\ m2

Abdelhadi Ibayyat



Residential tent *24)

Tent (9)

Had structures demolished before

Zaid Khreibish



Residential tent *24)

Tent (9)

Had structures demolished before

Adnan Khreibish



Residential barrack (60)


Had structures demolished before




Two tents and one barrack

2 tents



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


About Fasayil AL-Wusta:

The area of Fasayil Al-Wusta is reported to repeatedly witness raids by Israel occupation army. Noteworthy, this Bedouin community is located nearby many Bedouin communities that are not recognized by the occupation.

Over the past five years, more than nine demolitions were carried out in the community, not mentioning that the whole community is notified of demolition.

The residents of Fasayil hail from Beersheba where they were displaced in 1948. The clans of Arab Al-Zayid , Aal-Kheirbish and Aal I’bayyat headed to south Hebron then to the Palestinian Jordan Valley to face the terror and brutality of the occupation everywhere they went.

Life of Bedouin people is characterized by simplicity where people reside in tents and live off of livestock.


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition