The Occupation demolishes an Agricultural Facility in At-Tayba East Tarqumiya / Hebron governorate

The Occupation demolishes an Agricultural Facility in At-Tayba East Tarqumiya / Hebron governorate


  • Violation: Demolishing an agricultural facility.
  • Date: September 17th 2020.
  • Location: At-Tayba East Tarqumiya / Hebron governorate.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Mohammed Shalalfa.


Thursday, the Israeli Occupation authorities demolished an agricultural facility and retaining walls, belong to Mohammed Shalalfa in At-Tayba east Tarqumiya , on the pretext of building without licenses.

About 9:00 am, a massive army force accompanied by the building and organization department in the civil administration raided the area, emptied the facility from the owners’ properties and carried out the demolition.

Reportedly, the targeted facility is a room built early 2020 of Zinc sheets, and has a total area of 24 m2.

The Occupation’s machineries also demolished about 300m of retaining walls close to the room.

The Occupation Authorities issued a notice entitled “Demolition and removal of a new Building”, which orders the removal of the targeted facility within 96 hours, the owner couldn’t object due to the lack of time, and previous experiences show that the Israeli Supreme Court refused all objections and petitions for similar cases.

The Occupation authorities intensified Human Rights Violations and issuance of military orders in At-Tayba , to impose more difficulties on farmers and deprive them from their rights to use their plots . Noteworthy, Adora and Talem settlements are built on At-Tayba lands and bypass 35 passes through the Khirbet Lands.

About Tarqumiya:[1]

10 km to the west of Hebron city , Tarqumiya is edged by Beit Ula and Beit Kahil villages from the north,  Idhna village from the west, Taffuh village from the east and Dura village from the south.

Its population mounts up to 19,311  people (2017 census). Tarqumiya‘s total land area is 22,106 dunums, of which 2,117 dunums are considered the village’s built-up area.

Israeli colonies confiscated 948 dunums from Marda lands. Adora colony that was established in 1982 confiscated 442 dunums from the village. It is now home for 191 colonists.

As for Telem colony, it confiscated 506 dunums from Tarqumiya and is now home for 127 colonists.

The lands of Tarqumiya are classified according to Oslo Accords as the following:

  • 8,186 dunums (37%) are classified as area B
  • 13,920 dunums (63%) are classified as area C




Categories: Demolition