Israeli Occupation Forces demolish under construction residence  in Jericho

Israeli Occupation Forces demolish under construction residence  in Jericho


  • Violation: demolition of a house
  • Location:  Al-Jiftlik village- Jericho
  • Date: January 24, 2018
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims:  family of  Ehab Barakat



Israeli Occupation Forces demolished on January 24, 2018 a house in Al-Jiftlik village on the claim of "unlicensed construction". The structure is owned by citizen Ehab Barakat (43); a head of seven member family including five children.

The structure is a 62m2 house that is still under construction.. It was leveled via military dozers, which accompanied the attacking force.

The affected citizen told Land Research Center that he recived a "final demolition order" on his structure on December 15, 2017. The occupation claimed serving previous stop-work orders to the affected citizen, who refuted that.

Noteworthy, Al-Jiftlik village witnesses constant Israeli attacks and violations of the right to proper housing.  The occupation keeps on issuing stop-work and demolition orders on the residences of the area in attempt to evacuate it from indigenous people.


About al- Jiftlik:                                                      

It is located 35km to the northern part of Jericho city and is edged by the village of Beit Dajan from the northwest and Massua colony from the west.

The village has a population of 4789 people until 2014 and has a total land area of 185031 dunums of which 1110 dunums are built-up area. Noteworthy, the occupation expropriated around 12040 dunums from the village as follows:

  • 3207 dunums were confiscated for the favor of establishing colonies in the nearby.
  • 3328 dunums were confiscated for the bypass roads no. (90, 505, and 508).
  • 5505 dunums were confiscated for the favor of military camps.


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition