“Halt of construction” order on a house in Beit Ummar – Hebron governorate

“Halt of construction” order on a house in Beit Ummar – Hebron governorate


  • Violation: serving Halt of construction order.
  • Location:  Beit Ummar- Hebron governorate.
  • Date:  November 4, 2018.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation Civil Administration
  • Victims: Thaer Alami family.



Israeli Occupation Authorities notified on November 4, 2018 a residence of stop-work in the Hebron village of Beit Ummar.

Affected villager asserted that a vehicle relative to Israel Civil Administration accompanied by an army patrol raided the areas of Wadi Al-Sheikh hung the order on the wall of the house. The Patrol took photos of the place before they had left, the witness said.

The order said that the structures were built before acquiring proper permits and that a hearing session will be held in Beit El Military Court on November 28, 2018  to decide on whether to demolish the structure or return to previous status.


Photo 1: the stop-work order

 Photo 2: the targeted house


The order targeted Thaer Alami, the owner received the stop-work order number 266603, targeting his under construction house (140m2).

LRC documented Israeli human rights violations in Beit Ummar town:

· In February 20 Stop-work orders on agricultural facilities in Beit Ummar village

·       In march 6 An Israeli military confiscation order on lands from the Hebron town of Beit Ummar

·       In March 29 Stop work orders on residences in the Hebron town of Beit Ummar

·       In April 25,  Stop work orders on two residences in the Hebron village of Beit Ummar.

·       May 3, Israeli Occupation Forces demolish plants nursery in Beit Ummar town


About Beit Ummar:[1]

It is located 12 km to Hebron city. The village’s total area is 21,285 dunums, of which 1,375 dunums are considered the built-up area; around 13, 548 people inhabit Beit Ummar.

The Israeli occupation authorities confiscated 560 dunums from Beit Ummar for the favor of the bypass road no.60.  The occupation also confiscated 1,216 dunums for the favor of the following colonies:

Colony Year of establishment Dunums confiscated from Beit Ummar Built-up area\dunums No. of colonists
Karmei Zur 1984 179 289 623
Migdal Oz 1977 682 1,076.4 298
Kfar Etzion 1976 18.6 923.5 404
Efrat 1979 98.6 2,063.6 7,037
Alon Shevut 1971 237.8 934 3,146
Total 1216 5,286.5 11,508


Legal Feedback:

The constringing policy  by the Israeli occupation authorities   of confiscating Palestinian lands in order to  build illegal random outposts and settlements can only be regarded as a violation of all  international conventions  and agreements like:

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:

“2. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.”

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

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.”

Prepared by
 The Land Research Center




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