Stop-work orders on structures of Yatta town in Hebron governorate

Stop-work orders on structures of Yatta town in Hebron governorate


  • Violation: issuing stop-work orders
  • Location: Shu'ub Al-Bottum- Yatta
  • Date:  November 19, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  citizen Ibrahim Jabarin


 The Israeli Occupation Forces notified on November 19, 2017some structures  of Stop-Work in the area of Shu'ub Al-Bottum- Yatta town on the claim of "unlicensed construction.

Masafer Yatta village council said that a vehicle relative to Israel Civil Administration accompanied by an army patrol raided the area at noon and hanged the orders on the targeted structures, which belong to citizen Ibrahim Jabarin . Photos of houses were taken as a proof of orders' delivery.

Photo 1: the stop-work order


The orders mentioned that the structures are "unlicensed" and ordered a halt on all construction works. December 10, 2017 was assigned as the hearing session of the Inspection Sub-Committee of Israel Civil Administration in the Israeli court of Beit El colony to consider the status of the notified structures.

Reportedly, the order number 050539 targeted the following structures:

1. Residential room: was built of metal slabs in 2017 with a total area of 20m2. It is used by eleven member family including five children.

2. Tent: was set up in 2016 with a total area of 15m2 to be used as a kitchen

Shu’ub Al Bottum Hamlet:

The hamlet is located 15 kilometers southwest of the city of Yatta. About 100 Palestinians relative to the clans of Al Jabareen and Al Najjar reside the area. They have been living there even before the Israeli occupation of 1967. Residents of the hamlet depend on agriculture and animal husbandry as a source of living. Harvested rainwater support their drinking needs as well as their animals’. The area lacks signs of modern life; there is only one electrical generator that provides the area with electricity for few hours on daily basis. It is mostly not used due to the lack of fuel.

The hamlet is bounded by the outpost of Avigyl from the east while the outpost of Mizpe Ya’ir bounds it from the south. It is bounded by Road 60 from the north and the colony of Susiya from the west.


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Military Orders