Demolition of an agricultural construction in Ghuwein hamlet/ Hebron

Demolition of an agricultural construction in Ghuwein hamlet/ Hebron


  • Violation: Demolition of an agricultural construction.
  • Date: October 17 / 2018.
  • Location: As Samu'
  • Perpetrators: The occupation's civil administration.
  • Victim: Family of Abdul –Mon'em Hawamdeh.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  9:00 am , A vehicle from the Israeli civil administration, under  the protection of the occupation forces  broke into Ghuwein Hamlet , with 2 (JCB) bulldozers and demolished an agricultural construction belongs to Abdul-Mon'em Hawamdeh on the pretext of building without permission.

Picture 1-3: remains of the demolished construction – Ghuwein hamlet.

Picture 5: the agricultural construction before the demolition.


The occupation bulldozers demolished an agricultural construction, it is a barracks built of steel sheets and used for cattle breeding, and has an area of 300 m2, was used to keep (150) cattle.

The Illegal occupation authorities have delivered a stop-work military order to the same construction in January 24, in which they informed that the subcommittee for inspecting will hold a session to discuss wither to demolish the place or return it to its previous status, but because Villager (Abdul-Mon'em) does not have sufficient information to object to the Israeli court, the occupation found it an excuse to demolish the construction. Noteworthy, that the Israeli government never grants permissions to build in C are for Palestinians. Guwein hamlet is subjected by Israeli assaults, and most of the constructions in the area are threatened of demolition.

About Ghuwein[1] :

The village is located 6km south to Samu’ town and is considered part of it. It has a total population of 150 until 2014 of 14 families of Hawamdeh and Dghamin. The Khirbet is linked to Samu’s by a rough uneven agricultural rood that crosses the bypass road no.317. With no kind of services available in the Khirbet, villagers fully depend on plantation and animals breeding. From the west of Ghuwein, there is Shani Levni colony, and from the east there is al-Kharaneh area. As for the north; there is Samou’ and a bypass road where from the south; there is the apartheid wall which was founded on more than 1000 confiscated dunums of the village.

The Khirbet underwent several assaults from the Israeli occupation that as a matter of fact has closed its main gates by dirt and blocks. In addition, the electricity network of the village was demolished as well.

Therefore, the resident of the village demanded on the human rights organizations to step in and stop the occupation activities against them as well to provide them with a new electricity network.

About Samou’:[2]

The town is located 18km from the southern part of Hebron city. Form the north; there are Yatta town, Aziz, and al-Manather and from the east; there is Susya colony. Khirbet al-Harabeh and Ghuwein are there from the south.

The town has a population of 26,011 people until 2017 and has a total area if 45250 dunums, 93 of which are the built-up area.

The Israeli occupation has confiscated 2786 dunums explained as follows:

  • 284 dunums were confiscated for the favor of the following colonies:
  • Shim’a colony that was established in 1985 with a population of 357 colonists confiscated 37 dunums.
  • Shale  Levni hat was established in 1989 with a population of 438 colonists confiscated 37dunums.
  • Ezlien colony that was established in 2004 confiscated 94 dunums.
  • The bypass roads no. 30, 317, 3178 confiscated 1610 dumums.
  • The apartheid road confiscated 892 dunums and segregated more than 1065 dunums. Noteworthy, the wall is of 18215m in length.

Smau’ roads, according to Oslo Accords, are classified as follows:

  • 12702 dunms are classified as area A
  • 9947dunums are classified as area B
  • 22479 dunums are classified as area C









Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition