Stop-work and demolition order in the Hebron city of Yatta

Stop-work and demolition order in the Hebron city of Yatta

 

  • Violation: issuing stop-work and demolition order
  • Location:  Um Al-Kheir hamlet- Yatta city
  • Date:  April 04, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  residents from the hamlet

Details:

Israeli Occupation Forces issued on April 04, 2017 demolition orders, targeting two residences and a stop-work order on a cultural center in Khirbet Um Al-Kheir, east Yatta city in Hebron governorate on the claim of" unlicensed construction" within area classified "C" according to Oslo Accords.

Residents of the area pointed out that a vehicle relative to Israel Civil Administration accompanied by an army patrol raided the area, issued the orders and hanged them on the targeted structures.

1. The stop-work order:

Israeli Occupation Forces issued a stop-work order on Um Al-Kheir Youth Center, which was reconstructed after the occupation demolished it on November 15, 2016.

The center is built by metal slaps and wood; it is of 40m2 in area and accommodates certain tools for youth activities.

 
The stop-work order number 2013247 served on the center

 

The order stated that the center is built without proper license and ordered immediate halt on construction works. April 26, 2017 was assigned as the hearing session of the Inspection Sub-Committee in the Israeli court of Beit El colony to consider the legal status of the notified structure.

2.  The demolition order on the residence of Khalel Al-Hadhaleen:

The citizen received a final demolition order with a seven day deadline, targeting his residence on the claim of "unlicensed construction". The owner first received a stop-work order on November 14, 2016 before being delivered the final demolition order. Noteworthy, the residence is of 25m2 and is home for the citizen's six member family including four children.


The demolition order number 504879 on Hadhaleen's

Photo 1: view of the residence

3.  The demolition order on the residence of Adel Al-Hadhaleen:

The citizen received a final demolition order, targeting his residence and a barn (80m2) on the claim of "unlicensed construction". The owner first received a stop-work order on November 20, 2016 before being delivered the final demolition order. Noteworthy, the residence is of 25m2 and is home for the citizen's six member family including four children.

The demolition order number 504880 on Hadhaleen's
 


About Um AL-Kheir:

It should be marked that the hamlet of Um AL-Kheir — inhabited by AL-Hadhaleen family–  is located nearby Karmel colony, which is founded on confiscated lands from the area. The Israeli occupation has been working hard to displace people through serving demolition and stop-work orders on the area's residents and their properties. Not only, colonists  are reported to carry out various attacks to push people out of the area to take it over for the sake of colonial expansion.

Colonial groups such like " Reghafim" incite the so-called Israel Civil Administration to target Palestinian structures and quicken the process of demolishing structures served with military order. Such group is active in the areas of West Bank.

It is reported that Israeli Occupation Forces carried out a demolition in Khirbet Um Al-Kheir on November 15, 2016. Eyewitnesses said that member of "Reghafim" group were present at time of the demolition; they took photographs through a drone to document the incident.

 

Prepared by
 The Land Research Center
LRC
 

Categories: Military Orders