Israeli Occupation Forces seal off a carwash in the Bethlehem area of AL-Nashash

Israeli Occupation Forces seal off a carwash in the Bethlehem area of AL-Nashash


  • Violation: sealing off a carwash
  • Location:  Al-Nashash- Bethlehem governorate
  • Date:  February 01, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims:  Abdelmin'im and Derar Salah


A massive force from the Israeli Occupation Forces raided on February 01, 2017 Al-Nashash area in Bethlehem governorate and welded a carwash belonging to citizens Abdelmin'im and Derar Salah from Al-Khadr town.

The force hanged a paper on the structure stating that the place forms a "threat on Israelis lives".

It should be noted that the affected owners of the carwash were arrested two months prior to closing their structure. The carwash is reported to be the only source of income for the two brothers.

Al Khadr:

Located 4 kilometer west of Bethlehem, Al Khadr village is surrounded by Beit Jala and Battir (north), Husan and Nahhalin (west), Ad Doha, Wadi Rahall, and Beit Jala (east), Wadi An Nais (south).

Al Khadr has a population of 9774 according to statistics conducted in 2007. It has a total area of 8279 dunums, 184 of which are built-up area.

The Israeli occupation confiscated 29 dunums of Al Khadr lands for Efrat and Daniel colonies. Efrat was built in 1979 and devoured 5.8 dunums of Al Khadr. It is inhabited by 7037 colonists. Daniel was built in 1982 and confiscated 23 dunums. 1073 colonists live in the colony.

Bypasses number 60 and 375 devoured more than 487 dunums. Not to mention the Apartheid Wall that destroyed 280 dunums and isolated 5638 dunums of the village. The Wall in Al Khadr is 2805 meters long.

According to Oslo Accords, 10% of Al Khadr is under Area A (PA has full civil and security control) while 6% is under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security). However,  most of the village lands (84%) is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). Here are the area in dunums:

  • Area A (808) dunums
  • Area B (475) dunums
  • Area C (6996) dunums


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Closure