The Israeli occupation serves an eviction order on a plot – Khirbet Al-Himeh / Tubas governorate

The Israeli occupation serves an eviction order on a plot – Khirbet Al-Himeh / Tubas governorate


  • Violation: An eviction order on a plot.
  • Location: Khirbet Al-Himeh in the northern Jordan Valley / Tubas governorate.
  • Date: December 18th 2019.
  • Perpetrator: The Antiquities department – the Israeli Occupation Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Farmer Rami Faqha.


Wednesday morning , December 18th 2019, an officer from the Antiquities Department served a hand-written military order numbered (237) that includes evicting a 10 dunums plot in Khirbet Al-Himeh in the northern Jordan , on the pretext of using a site of antiquities.

The targeted plot was recently planted with wheat and check-pea in an early winter season, and belong to Rami Faqha from Ein Al-Bayda in the Jordan Valley.

The owner told LRC:

“The targeted plot is planted monthly with field crops , it is located to the east of bypass 90 , I have all the necessary ownership deeds that prove I own the land. Since constructing the random outpost close to the area at a location called “Khallet Al-Hamed” early 2016, the occupation have been imposing restrictions on farmers and ranchers in the area, under several pretexts , among them was claiming that the area is a site of antiquities. Recently, the occupation has been using this pretext to halt physical expansion and agriculture in the targeted areas, that they plan to keep as a reserve for colonial expansion.”

The targeted plot is a source of income for the Faqha family, the family consists of 7 members , among them two children.


During the recent two years in October 2018 and January 2019, the owner was targeted with eviction orders on the plot , under the pretext of protecting a site of antiquities.

Reportedly, Kallet Al-Himeh area is heavily targeted by the Israeli occupation, the occupation is prohibiting citizens from repairing what was demolished, and confiscate any aids they receive from Human rights organizations, which reflects the occupation’s intention to empty the area and take over it for colonial expansion.

Al-Himeh community is 500 m away from Bardala village, the community is inhabited by 76 people who depend mainly on agriculture and cattle breeding for living.

Only one kilometer away, settlers of “Sal’it” are building a new outpost , the occupation forces also built up a watch point at the location, and provided the new outpost with electricity .


Prepared by

 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders