New Master plan to expand Bene Hevar settlement- Bein Naim- Hebron governorate

New Master plan to expand Bene Hevar settlement- Bein Naim- Hebron governorate


On January 29 , Israeli occupation authorities revealed plan (2/509) on The Israeli Ministry Of Finance website that changes plan (509), the new plan targets (32.183) dunums of Bein Naim lands and aims to expand Bene Hefar settlement that is already built over confiscated lands from Hebron.

The Plan’s revealed the following articles:

A: Transform the area from an agricultural area into public area, a road or and a Building area.

Or A3: Open public area.

B: Defining terms of building within the plan’s area.

C: Changing building terms in Building area A.

Photo 1: The post on The Israeli Ministry Of Finance website.

Photo 2-4: Part of the settlement expansion plan.

Photo 5: The targeted area.

The following table provides information about the plan:

Type Number of units Space/ dunums
Building area A 2 1.251
Building Area A3 22 9.289
Open public areas 14.270
A road 7.373

 The occupation authorities reveal such plans, to give the owners of the confiscated lands 60 days to object, after receiving the objections and respond to them, the plan will becomes valid within 14 days after revealing its final portrait.

About Bene Hevar settlement:

Bene Hevar was established in 1938 over confiscated lands south Bein Naim town. At the beginning, The occupation forces took over a hell in “Om Halsa” south Bein Naim , ravaged lands and paved roads, soon enough the occupation forces left and handed the area to settlers who implanted caravans and resided them, the settlement expands regularly. 

Legal Feed Back:

Land Research Center sees Israel continuous expansion on colonies in the West Bank and Jerusalem at the expense of Palestinian and lands a flagrant violation of Human Rights and all international laws and conventions, which prohibit disposition of public properties in occupied countries. 

UN Resolutions

UN Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967: calls for

  • the Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict;
  • Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force.”

UN Security Council Resolution 449 of 1979: the Security Council determined:

  • “that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East”

UN Security Council Resolution 452 of 1979: states that

  • “the policy of Israel in establishing settlements in the occupied Arab territories has no legal validity and constitutes a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949”  and “calls upon the Government and people of Israel to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem.”

UN Security Council Resolution 465 of 1980:

  • It expressed concern at Israeli settlement policy in the Arab territories and recalled resolutions 237 (1967), 252 (1968), 267 (1969), 271(1969) and 298 (1971). It further called upon the State and people of Israel to dismantle such settlements. The resolution calls on all states ‘not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories
  • Security council resolution 478 year 1980: Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the “basic law” on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions,Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City.
  • Hough convention 1907 :
  • Article 46: the occupying power must not confiscate Private property .
  • Article 55: The occupying State shall be regarded only as administrator and usufructuary of public buildings, real estate, forests, and agricultural estates belonging to the hostile State, and situated in the occupied country. It must safeguard the capital of these properties, and administer them in accordance with the rules of usufruct.
  • Geneve forth convention 1949:
  • Article 49: The occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own population into the territories it occupies.
  • Article 55: 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.
  • Article 174: taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.

About Bein Naim[1]:

7 kilometers east Henron city, Bein Naim is surrounded be Sa’ir (north) , Hebron City (west) , Masfer Bein Naim (east) and Al-Bweib (south).

Bein Naim has a population of (24,628 ) people until 2017.

Bein Naim has an area of 23,309 dunums, 3,913 of them are a built up area of the town, Bypass 60 devoured 330 dunums.

The Town’s land according to Oslo agreement:

  • A area : 15,386 dunums.
  • Area B : 4,089 dunums.
  • Area C : 3,852 dunums.




Categories: Settlement Expansion