Demolition Notice for a Road in Kisan Village

Demolition Notice for a Road in Kisan Village


  • Violation: notifying a road.
  • Location: Kisan Village \ Bethlehem governorate.
  • Date: August 25th 2020.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation Forces and Civil Administration.
  • Victims: People of Kisan Village.


Tuesday , August 25th 2020 , the Israeli occupation forces raided Kisan village and notified a road that leads to several houses at the village on the pretext of building without a license.

The road serves several families at the village and was opened 4 years ago (about 200 m long) , in order to facilitate reaching the area.

The notice was preceded by a written notice in June 21st 2017, and ordered returning the road to its previous status.

One of the affected people Hussain Ghazal told LRC:

“ The road was opened to serve the families and facilitate their movement, which is one of our basic right , we sure are not going to use a plane to get to our houses.”

The Occupation escalates wave of attacks against Palestinian citizens , especially in the so called C area at the west bank , and Kisan has a large share from these attacks represented in notifying houses and structures on the pretext of building without a license , noting that C area is under Israeli control, and According to Oslo accords Israel is obliged to provide infrastructure for Palestinians in C area.

Photos 1-2: The targeted road

Photo 3: The notice


Located 18km south of Bethlehem, Kisan village is surrounded by Tuqu’ (north), Sa’ir (west), the Dead Sea (east), Arab ar Rashayda/ Sa’ir/ Al Buweib (south). Kisan has a population of 560 people (2017 census). It has a total area of 133,278 dunums- 88,7 of which are built-up area. The Israeli occupation confiscated 2201 dunums of Kisan lands to build the following colonies:

  • Maale Amos which was built in 1981 and devoured 320dunums of Kisan. It is inhabited by 299 colonists.
  • Mizpe Shalem which was built in 1971 and confiscated 396 dunums. 193 colonists live in that colony.
  • Mizpe Shalem B which was built in 1980 and stole 58 dunums.
  • Ibei Hanachal outpost which confiscated 166 dunums of Kisan.
  • Israeli Bypass road number 90 devoured more than 1000 dunums.

According to Oslo Accords, 11% of Kisan is considered nature reserve while 40% is under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security). However, most of the village lands (49%) is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). Here are the areas in dunums:

  • Land considered natural preserve (24.480) dunums
  • Area B (88.5) dunums
  • Area C (108.455) dunum



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