Israeli violations in the time of Corona: Demolition of a retaining wall and a facility in Jubara village / Tulkarim governorate

Israeli violations in the time of Corona: Demolition of a retaining wall and a facility in Jubara village / Tulkarim governorate


  • Violation: Demolishing a retaining wall and an agricultural facility.
  • Location: Jubara village / South Tulkarim.
  • Date: April 1st 2020 .
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli Occupation Forces.
  • Victims: citizen Khalid Hussain.


 The Israeli Occupation is implementing massive demolition operations in West Bank in time of the spread of Corona pandemic. Wednesday, April 1st the Israeli occupation forces demolished an agricultural facility and a retaining wall in Jubara village south Tulkarim, on the pretext of building without licenses.

Reportedly, the targeted facilities are built on a blot within the borders of an industrial zone the occupation is planning to establish on confiscated lands from Jubara, the location of the plot is only 100 m away from the village’s built up area, the owner Khalid Ash-Shaikh Hussain  built the facility 4 months ago and received a halt of work order early February.

The targeted facilities are  a room built of cement with a total area of 16 m2, and the retaining walls that surround the one dunum plot (1.5*140 m).

Photos 1-2: The retaining wall

Photo 3:the targeted room

During the last year, the Israeli Occupation demolished three houses in Jubara hamlet, that was followed by an eviction military order on four dunums of agricultural lands in the area, and a halt of work order on an agricultural road and number of agricultural rooms in the village, and confiscating barracks as well. Last august the occupation forces ravaged a plot and uprooted 45 saplings, that was preceded by demolition notices on several agricultural rooms, all these measurements  reflects the occupation’s intention to take 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 related to demolition of properties:

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.





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