The Occupation Force a Farmer to Dump a Cistern in “Umm Near” /Hebron Governorate

The Occupation Force a Farmer to Dump a Cistern in “Umm Near” /Hebron Governorate
  • Violation: Dumping a cistern.
  • Date: 29/01/2019.
  • Location: Umm Near – Yatta town / Hebron Governorate.
  • Perpetrator: the Israeli occupation civil administration.
  • Victims: farmer Fareed Al-Jbour.


The Israeli occupation authorities forced Fareed Al-Jbour to dump a cistern he was establishing in his land.

Al-Jbour started digging a water cistern in his land in September 2018, the Israeli occupation authorities raided the location, confiscated the excavator, and served a halt of work order on the pretext of working in area C before getting proper licenses from the occupation.

In 29th January, the occupation troops came back, and served the owner another military order and gave him 7 days to demolish the structures, in case he breached the deadline, the occupation will demolish the property and file the expenses on the owner.

Photo 1: a demolition order against Al-Jbour property.

To avoid the occupation’s high fines, Al-Jbour dumped his cistern. Noteworthy, Al-Jbour was going to use the cistern for agricultural purposes.

Photos 2: the cistern after the dumping

Al-Jbour’s intention was to establish a cistern in his t land, to use it for irrigation; The targeted farmer owns tens of dunums in Umm Near.

Photo 3: a view of Al-Jbour’s property

Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition