Israel’s Occupation Forces  demolish charcoal-making facility in Nablus

Israel’s Occupation Forces  demolish charcoal-making facility in Nablus


  • Violation: demolition an industrial structure
  • Location:  Al-Nassariya village- Nablus governorate
  • Date:  August 13, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Israel's Occupation Forces 
  • Victims:  citizen Adli Dawahqa


Israel's Occupation Forces  accompanied by military dozers raided on August 13, 2017 the area of mid Jordan Valley and targeted a charcoal-making facility. The occupation authorities justified the demolition of the structure on the claim of "polluting the environment"  and "unlicensed construction".

Reportedly, the facility is owned by Adli Dawahqa (39); head of a six member family including 4 children. The facility (60m2) is also considered a source of income for three other families.  Also, the attacking force confiscated 250 tons of wood at time of the demolition.


About Al-Nassariya:

An Nassariya is located 17 km to the north east of Nablus city. Its total area is around 12,000 dunums. The locals reside over an area of 250 dunums.

More than 7,000 dunums are planted with vegetables; 2,000 more are planted with rain fed crops.

85% of the residents are refugees while the rest came from nearby villages.

1800 people reside in the village according to PBS latest statistics.

Land Research Center LRC sees that demolitions contradict with all of the International conventions and Humanitarian laws including:

  1. Article 17 of the (1948) Universal Declaration of Human Rights stating: “Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.”
  2. Section ‹G› of article 23 of the (1907) The Hague Conventions asserting: “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.”
  3. Article 53 of the Geneva Fourth Convention (1948) declaring: “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.”
  4. Section 1, Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966): “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