Stop-work order in the Hebron town of Yatta

Stop-work order in the Hebron town of Yatta
  • Violation: serving stop-work order
  • Location:  Khallet Al-Dubbae- Yatta town
  • Date:  January 14, 2018
  • Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  citizen Mohammad Dababseh


The Israeli occupation authorities handed  out ,on January 14, 2018, citizen Mohammad Dababseh  a" stop-work" notice for his a residence in Khallet Al-Dubbae , east Yatta town in Hebron governorate Wife of the affected citizen confirmed that a vehicle relative to Israel Civil Administration raided the area, hanged the orders on the targeted house and took photos of the location before the force had left.

Photo 1: the targeted structure of citizen Mohammad Dababseh


The military order mentioned that the structures were "unlicensed" and compelled immediate termination of work. February 01, 2018 was assigned as the so-called Planning Committee hearing session in the court of Beit El to consider the legal status of the notified structures.

It should be noted that Israel's policy of home demolition starts with the issuance of stop-work orders, taking into consideration that Israel Civil Administration never grant building permits in area classified C for Palestinians even if they applied for them.

The targeted structures in Khallet Al-Dubbae are made of cement blocks and roofed by metal slabs. They were gifted by ACF aid organization . The following table shows information about the affected properties:


Affected structure


Year of construction



Tin-roofed residence



Gifted by ACF aid organization


Tin-roofed room



Gifted by ACF aid organization


Solar panels

Three units


Gifted by Commit Me organization


Storage unit for batteries



Gifted by Commit Me organization


It is reported that some of the targeted structures are inhabited by the citizen's thirteen member family including five children. 




   Photos 2-5: view of the targeted structures

About Khallet Al-Dubbae:

It is located to the east of Yatta town and is considered one of the communities of the Masafer Yatta area. The hamlet populates 100 residents, who live off of agriculture and livestock husbandry.

Khallet Al-Dubbae is run by Masafer Yatta village council. The hamlet is linked to Yatta town by an unpaved road.

Photos 9+10: view of the life conditions in the area


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Military Orders