Demolishing three houses in As-Sateeh area / Jericho governorate

Demolishing three houses in As-Sateeh area / Jericho governorate



  • Violation: demolishing houses on the pretext of building without licenses.
  • Location: As-Sateeh – Ad-Duyuk At-Tehta / West Jericho.
  • Date: March 26th 2020.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli Occupation Civil Administration.
  • Victims: three families (originally from Jerusalem).


In the early morning hours of Thursday, March 26th 2020 , the Israeli Occupation forces accompanied by two bulldozers raided “As-Sateeh” in Ad-Duyuk At-Tihta and carried on demolishing three families on the pretext of building without licenses.

The demolition operation destroyed three houses , leaving 14 people homeless , among them 7 children , during the demolition operation the bulldozers damaged an electric network , which caused a power cut in As-Sateeh area.

The following table shows more information about the targeted facilities:

Affected citizen

Family members

The targeted facility

Photos number

Yassir Hamdan


Under construction house – one floor (165 m2)


Thaer Ash-Shareef


Under construction house – one floor (110 m2)


Bassim Staitiya


Under construction house – one floor (120 m2)







Noteworthy, Several people from Jerusalem resort to building in As-Sateeh to escape from the Israeli arbitrary measurements against Jerusalemites , but the area has now became a hot spot for Israeli human rights violations , more than 80 houses and facilities in As-Sateeh are notified. As-Sateeh was classified as C area in Oslo accords , and fell under the control of the Israeli occupation, but according to the Palestinian authorities , As-Sateeh is a part of Jericho.

International Conventions and agreements pertaining to house and residents 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.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Article 17 (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.”



Categories: Demolition