Demolishing a house in Jubara village / Tulkarim governorate

Demolishing a house in Jubara village / Tulkarim governorate


  • Violation: Demolishing a house.
  • Location: Jubara village / Tulkarim.
  • Date: 28/10/2019.
  • Perpetrator: government properties department in the Israeli occupation civil administration.
  • Victims: citizen ‘Azem Al-Qat.


Monday , October 28th 2019, The Israeli occupation authorities demolished a house belongs to Mohammad Al-Qat in the northern area of Jubara, at a location also known as “Khallet Humaid” , under claims that the house is built on an Israeli state property.

Noteworthy, the targeted house consists of one floor with an area of 160 m2 , built on 1 dunums plot . In early July, “Beit El” military court issued a demolition order on the building , the order was served to the owner last  August , after the end of the objection period , while the owner says that he did not receive any notices to object.

Photo 1: The house before the demolition

Photos: The house after the demolition

Noteworthy, the occupation targeted Khirbet Jubara with the demolition of two houses last April , that was followed by a military order to evict 4 dunums of agricultural lands in the village , then issuing a halt of work order on an agricultural road and number of agricultural rooms , the occupation forces also ravaged a plot and uprooted 45 saplings last August , that was preceded by notifying number of agricultural rooms with demolition on the pretext of building without licenses , which reflects the occupation’s intention to impose their control over the area. 

About Jubara: [1]

7 km to the south of Tulkarem city , Jubara is border by Faro’un village (north), occupied territories of 1948 (west), Shofa village (east), Kafl Al-Jamal and Flamiy (south) . Its population mounts to 313 according to 2017 census.

Families of the town: Jubara, Mahmoud, Awad and Odeh. The town has a total area of 46,914 dunums , of which 73 dunums are the town’s built up area.

Israeli settlements devoured 1068 dunums of the town’s land:

  • Sal’it settlement (1977)  devourd 921 dunums and populated 441 settlers.
  • Ya’arit devoured 147 dunums.

The segregation wall devoured 1531 dunums, and isolated 12,212 dunums.

Oslo conventions divided Jubara into B and C areas:

  • B area : 29862 dunums.
  • C area: 17052 dunums.

International Conventions and agreements pertaining to house and residence demolition:

Article 147 of Geneva fourth convention  : extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly. ( it is considered a serious violation of the convention)

Article 53 of Geneva fourth convention that forbids destroying properties : 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 co-operative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations.

Article 33 of Geneva fourth convention: No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed.

Article 32 of Hague convention 1907 part g: To destroy or seize the enemy’s property, unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war.

Article 17 of Universal declaration of human rights 10 Dec- 1948:  No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.




Prepared by

 The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition