Israeli Occupation Forces demolish residential building in Hebron

Israeli Occupation Forces demolish residential building in Hebron
  • Violation: demolition of a building
  • Location:  Beit Kahil town
  • Date:  February 14, 2018
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims:  citizen Anwar Sinnokrot



Israeli Occupation Forces demolished on February 14, 2018 a residential building owned by citizen Anwar Sinnokrot at the entrance of Beit Kahil town, north Hebron governorate on the claim of "unlicensed construction".

Reportedly, a massive force from the occupation and the Planning and Construction Committee from Israel Civil Administration raided Haska area, where three dozers brought down the residence of citizen Sinnokrot.

The demolished house was reported to be a three story building, where the third floor was still under construction. It totaled 1050m2 in area and was built in April 2017 to be home for the owner's seven member family including five children.

During the demolition operation, the dozers demolished  a water well (250m3)  and dumped earth into it.







Photos 1-6: during the demolition operation


It is noteworthy that the owner confirmed being served a stop-work order, targeting his structure. At time, the affected citizen hired an attorney to object to the order.

Land Research Center LRC sees that demolitions contradict with all the International conventions and Humanitarian laws including:

 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.”

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.”

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.”

Section 1, Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966): “The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions.

Prepared by
 The Land Research Center



Categories: Demolition