Israeli Occupation Forces demolish agricultural structure in the Hebron village of Al-Fakhit Violation: demolition of agricultural house

Israeli Occupation Forces demolish agricultural structure in the Hebron village of Al-Fakhit  Violation: demolition of agricultural house


  • Location:  Al-Fakhit- Masafer Yatta area
  • Date:  May 02, 2018
  • Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration
  • Victims:  Raed 'Amoor



Israeli Occupation Forces demolished on May 02, 2018 an agricultural residence owned by citizen Raed 'Amoor in Al-Fakhit village, south Hebron governorate.Masafer Yatta village council said that a massive force from the occupation army accompanied by the so-called Israel Civil Administration and a dozer raided the village from the western side and brought down the structure on its interior.


Photos 1-2: sings of the demolition


It is reported that the demolished structure was built in 2017 with a total area of 25m2 to be used seasonally; especially during the harvesting season. The owner family owns a parcel of land that is planted with winter crops and grains.

About Al-Fakhit:

Al-Fakhit village is relative to Masafer Yatta area and populates about 80 people who live off of agriculture and animal husbandry. The village is edged by Al-Majaz village from the east, Al-Tawamin and Shu'ub Al-Butm from the west, Al-Tabban from the north and Al-Halawah and the apartheid wall from the south.

The village has a total built-up area of 7 dunums only, where most structures are notified of stop-work and demolition by the Israeli Occupation Authorities.

Land Research Center sees houses and properties demolition as a clear-cut violation of all international conventions and laws:

 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

 Article 1 states: " All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

Article 17: " (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property."

The 1907 the Hague Convention

 Article 23: " In addition to the prohibitions provided by special Conventions, it is especially forbidden

g.  To destroy or seize the enemy's property, unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war;"

The Geneva Fourth convention

 article 53: "  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."

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:

Article 11.1 states: "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. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the realization of this right, recognizing to this effect the essential importance of international co-operation based on free consent".


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition