Confiscation of Properties in Khirbet Al-Faraseen \ Jenin Governorate

Confiscation of Properties in Khirbet Al-Faraseen \ Jenin Governorate


  • Violation: Confiscating house properties.
  • Location: Khirbet Al-Faraseen \ Jenin Governorate.
  • Date: January 7th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The so-called antiquities officer at the Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims : family of Yousif ‘Amarneh.


Thursday , January 7th 2020 , a massive army force accompanied by an inspection officer raided Khirbet Al-Faraseen south Jenin city , and targeted an old house with a total area of 60 m2, currently inhabited by family of Yousif ‘Amarneh (7 people , 5 of them are children) , the occupation forces claim that the owner repaired his house without a license from the Israeli occupation authorities , and accused him of violating an antiquities site.

Reportedly , the occupation forces confiscated the following properties:

  • Two wooden doors.
  • Two iron windows.
  • Five water tanks (1.5 m3 for each).
  • An electric transformer.
  • And smashed furniture.

After the confiscation , the occupation forces gave a written notice entitled “Confiscation of properties”, that states that the properties will be kept at Shamron colony.

Photo 1 : The Confiscation notice

Photo 2 : The targeted house

The owner told LRC:

“I have been living at this house for more than 7 years and never received a notice , early this year I repaired the house and put new windows and doors in order to protect my children from the winter’s cold . we depend on water harvesting for domestic use , and on an electric generator to light up the house. I was shocked this morning when the occupation forces raided our home and terrorized my children , they confiscated and sabotaged my properties , and threatened if I ever repair it again they will demolish it.”

Noteworthy, Khirbet Al-Faraseen is a hot spot for Israeli violations, last May the occupation authorities distributed 18 notices at the community that affected 64 people, and in August the occupation implemented a mass demolition operation at the area.

Khirbet Al-Faraseen

8km to the northwest of Quffin , the khirbet is situated in natural blocks 6  and 1 of Quffin.  Administratively, Khirbet Al-Fareseen is part of Jenin governorate, the khirbet has a population of 300 people , who depend on agriculture and cattle breeding as a main source of income , there are 4 main families in the village : ‘Amarneh , Harsha , Turkman , ‘Ubaid.





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