The Israeli Occupation Repeatedly Demolished An-Nawaja’a’s Properties in Susiya –South Yatta/ Hebron Governorate

The Israeli Occupation Repeatedly Demolished An-Nawaja’a’s Properties in Susiya –South Yatta/ Hebron Governorate


  • Violation: Demolition of a tent and a barn.
  • Date: 16/4/2019.
  • Location: Susiya- Yatta town / Hebron governorate.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation civil administration.
  • Victims: Citizen Hussain An-Nawaja’a.


The Israeli occupation authorities targeted a tent and a barn that belong to Hussain An-Nawaja’a in Susiya hamlet south Yatta, with demolition and confiscation repeatedly.

An-Nawaja’a installed a tent and a barn in his plot, where he plants winter crops , and during spring stays in the tent to herd his sheep.

In 16/4/2019, an army force accompanied by a JCB bulldozer raided the area, encircled the tents and took out An-Nawaja’a properties before they completely demolished the structures.

Noteworthy, An-Nawaja’a never received a military order or a warning before the demolition operation.

After the demolition, The International Committee of the Red Cross provided a tent for Nawaja’a , his wife and child, but at the next morning, Israeli machineries showed up and demolished the tents for the second time, and confiscated its parts.

But as  he has no other choice, An-Nawaja’a placed another tent in his land , and the arbitrary occupation demolished it for the third time.

With a total population of 300 inhabitants, Susiya village is reported to be under the threat of forcible displacement, taking into consideration that the Israeli colony of Susiya founded in the area is constantly expanding at the expense of Palestinian lands.

 Noteworthy, The Israeli settlers established “Susiya” illegal settlement in 1983 , on confiscated lands from the Palestinian hamlet of Susiya that originally owned by several Palestinian families.

The Israeli occupation authorities ban establishing a new infrastructure, rehabilitating roads and providing the area with power and water. This step is taken to push people to leave the area.

 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.”

The 1907 the Hague Convention

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