Israeli Occupation Forces notify Salfit house of Stop-Work

Israeli Occupation Forces notify Salfit house of Stop-Work


  • Violation: serving stop-work orders
  • Location:  Deir Ballout town- Salfit governorate
  • Date:  May 23, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Planning and Construction Committee- Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  citizen Sulayman Abdallah


The so-called Planning and Construction Committee- Israel Civil Administration delivered on May 23, 2017 a stop-work order for citizen Sulayman Abdallah targeting his house that is still under construction on the claim of building without a permit.

According to the military order number 203659, the affected was given a deadline until July 03, 2017 to complete all licensing procedures. This comes in time with the hearing session of the Planning and Construction Committee in the Israeli court of Beit El to consider the legal status of the notified structures.

The notified house is 110m2 in area and is still under construction. Supposedly, the house was planned to be home for four member family including two children.

Photo 1: the military order number 203659

Photo 2: the foundation of Abdallah's house

It should be noted that the targeted house is located to the eastern part of Deir Ballout town in the area known as "Bab Al-Mrj". The area is a hotspot for Israeli attacks and violations; it accommodates nine houses and a mosque that are all notified of Stop-Work. Noteworthy, the agricultural lands founded in the periphery of the area are classified as "state lands" by the occupation.

It is reported that Deir Ballout's built-up area is so limited and this what made tens of residents build in areas classified "C" according to the occupation. Thus, the occupation target such structures with stop-work and demolitions. Since 2000, more than 45 structures have been targeted with either stop-work or demolitions.

The Village of Deir Ballut:

The village is 20 kilometers to the west of  Salfit governorate. The total area of the village is 13,941 dunums of which 503 dunums are its built-up area. According to Deir Ballut Municipality , the area has a total population of 4500, most of whom depend on agriculture as the main source of income.

Dependency on agriculture has risen sharply after the inception of the second Intifada due to the inability to access Israeli job market.

The main agricultural products of the village include garlic, okra, cucumbers, wheat and olives. The presence of a water spring in Wadi Al Ain in the southern parts of the village has helped the agricultural sector to prosper. Residents of the village rely on water cisterns as well as on the Israeli Water Private Company, Mekorot. 

Deir Ballout has nine main clans including Tuffaha, Khair, Abdullah, Qasem, Qaroush, Mishel, Mustafa, Musa and Hadrous.



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders