Under security claims, the occupation threatens to demolish prisoner’s Assem Al-Barghuthi home/ Ramallah Governorate

Under security claims, the occupation threatens to demolish prisoner’s Assem Al-Barghuthi home/ Ramallah Governorate


  • Violation: Demolition threatens under security claims.
  • Location : Kubar village / North west Ramallah city.
  • Date: 20/01/2019.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation army.
  • Victims: Assem Al-Barghuthi family.


The Israeli occupation army commander in West Bank, Issued a military order targeting Assem Al-Barghuthi (33 years) family home in Kubar , North West Ramallah for security claims. The owners were given until (23 /01/2019) to file a plea.

 The occupation accuses Assem Al-Barghuthi and brother Martyr Salih Al-Barghuthi of opening fire close to “Ofra” settlement.

Reportedly, the targeted home consists of one floor (180 m2)  on a total area of (500 m2) including the surrounding garden. Assem is newly married and childless.

Photos 1+2: the targeted house

The owner’s Aunt “Hanan Al-Barghuthi” told LRC observer:

“The occupation refused the family’s plea , and now they are getting ready to file a plea to the Israeli supreme court. The family also suffers from Israeli settlers’ and forces’ daily break ins and attacks. It is also noteworthy that Assem’s father and two brothers Mohammad and Asef are under arrest in the occupation’s jails, while his brother Saleh was shot in cold blood in December.”

Despite the fact that home demolition is illegal, Israel Supreme Court always rules in favor of such demolition. This reflects that the occupation prosecution is an implementation tool in the hands of the occupation.

It should be marked that the order was issued in reference to the British Emergency Law for the year 1945, taking into consideration that this law was abolished. “Confiscation and demolition” according to article 119 of the law indicates that it is not allowed to re-construct in the demolition location.

The Israeli occupation authorities made sure to extend the validity of the British law to use it against Palestinians.

Land Research Center sees Israeli practices and measures as a collective punishment against the families of martyrs and prisoners.  The occupation seeks to traumatize and humiliate Palestinian families through such practices.

The Israeli government claims such orders to be deterrent for Palestinians who carry out stabbing attacks. Such attacks come in response for colonists’ attacks on Palestinians, the latest of which was represented in torching a family alive, not mentioning running over kids and women,  attacks on trees (torching , cutting down, robbing) and lands confiscation



Categories: Demolition