Israeli Occupation Forces demolish structures in Jericho governorate

Israeli Occupation Forces demolish structures in Jericho governorate


  • Violation: demolition of residential and agricultural structures
  • Location: Al-Jiftlik and Furush Beit Dajan villages
  • Date: November 06, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Planning and Construction Committee- Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  five Palestinian families


On November 06, 2017, a massive force from Israel's Occupation Forces accompanied by a military dozer raided the area of "Khallet Al-Foul " in Al-Jiftlik village and demolished two residences housing two families of 14 members including six minors. The houses belong to citizens Khalil Mousa Jahalin and Ahmed Bani Oudeh.

It should be noted that the occupation justified the demolition on the claim of "unlicensed construction".

In the same context, the occupation forces demolished a metal slabs house owned by Ahmad Abu Iram to the west of Al-Jiftlik village. The house was served a stop-work order by the occupation on February 2017 and another demolition order on November before being actually brought down. Noteworthy, the residence was home to six members including 4 minors.

Demolition of agricultural room and cracks in water pool :

To the west of Al-Jiftlik village, Israel's Occupation Forces  demolished a 12m2 agricultural room. At time of the demolition, a nearby water pool sustained cracks due to the bulldozing act. The pool has a total volume of 170m3.

It should be marked that the room was built 13 years ago through the aid of Palestinian Agricultural Relief to provide irrigation water for 25 dunums cultivated with field and protected crops.

Reportedly, the room and the water pool belong to citizens Basem Abu Jeish and Qasim Abu Jeish from Furush Beit Dajan village.


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.”


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition