The Israeli Occupation Bulldozers Demolished a house in Al-Khader

The Israeli Occupation Bulldozers Demolished a house in Al-Khader


  • Violation: Demolishing a house.
  • Location: Umm Ar-Rukba – Al-Khader town / Bethlehem governorate.
  • Date: Nov 30th 2020.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli Occupation Forces and Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Mohammed Dou’dora.


Monday, November 30th 2020 , The Israeli Occupation bulldozers raided Umm Ar-Rukba area in Al-Khader , and demolished a house belong to Mohammed Dou’dora on the pretext of building without a license.

Mohammed’s mother told LRC the following:

“When the bulldozers came to demolish my son’s house, they told me to go to my house, but I refused and sat with my grandchild in front of the targeted house to see it being destroyed by the occupation bulldozers, god will sustain us through tiring times, and we will build the house again because this is our ancestral land.”

The Occupation claim that the targeted house was built without a license, noting that it is nearly impossible to get a license from the occupation because the occupation is trying to keep C area as a reserve for future expansionist projects.

During the Corona lockdown and closure of Human rights institutions, the Occupation carried out mass demolition operations around West Bank and Jerusalem.

At the Israeli Occupation is intensifying demolition operations against Palestinians, The indigenous people are documenting colonial expansionist activities on their own lands and with the threat of arms.

The Following table shows additional information about the targeted family:

Citizen name

Family members


Mohammed Dou’dora



Photos 1-3: Demolition in Al-Khader

About Al-Khader village:

Al-Khader village is located 4 km from the western side of Bethlehem, it is bordered by Beit Jala and Batir from the north, Hussan and Nahaleen villages from the west, Aldoha, Wadi Rahhal, Beit Jala villages from the east, and Wadi Al-Nees from the south. Its population is 11960 people in 2017. Its gross area is 8,279 donums; 184 of them are the construction area.

The Israeli colonies have despoils 29 donums from the village’s lands; two are colonies existed upon a part of the lands. The first one ” Efrat” was constructed in 1979 A.D; they have usurped 5.8 donums, and its population 7037 colonists. The second one ” Nafy Danial” eas constructed on 1982A.D; they have usurped 23 donums, and its population is 1073 colonists. A part of which is established upon the village’s lands.

The bypass roads number 60 and 375 also despoiled more than 487 donums. In addition to establishing the apartheid upon its lands which causes the demolishing of 280 donums and isolating of 5638 donums behind it. The length of this apartheid existing upon the village’s land is 2,805 meters.

The village’s lands are classified in accordance with Oslo concord into areas( A,B ,C). Area A composes 10% , Area B 6%, Area C is the greatest area and it is under the total occupation domination, and it composes 84% from the total area. The areas are clarified in donums as following:

Area A (808) donums

AreaB (475) donums

Area C(6,996) donums















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