Halt of Work Notices for facilities and a Residence in Husan Village / Bethlehem Governorate

Halt of Work Notices for facilities and a Residence in Husan Village / Bethlehem Governorate


  • Violation: The Occupation issued halt of work notices for a residence and two shacks.
  • Location: Husan village/ Bethlehem governorate.
  • Date: January 24th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation Forces and the so-called civil administration.
  • Victims: Khader Ash-Shawli, Mohammed Shosha, and ‘Ali Shosha.


Sunday, January 24th 2021, The Israeli Occupation Forces and Civil Administration raided Husan Village and issued halt of work notices for houses and facilities on the pretext of building without a license.

Noteworthy, according to the notices the subcommittee will decide the fate of the structure in its session in February 10th 2021.

The attached map shows that the targeted structures are nearby Bitar Illit colony. And the occupation government aspires to keep the area a reserve for the colony’s future expansion. Consequently, they confiscate the surrounding land in advance to prohibit the owners from exploiting it.

The Occupation’s ultimate goal is to encourage Jewish immigration to Palestine. And to achieve that, Israel must provide attractive locations and houses through land seizure and colonies’ advancement. On the other hand, imposing more restrictions and difficulties on Palestinian construction, and demolish their homes to force them to leave their lands.

The following table shows more information about the targeted families:

Affected citizen

Family members


Facility type

Notice number

Khader Ash-Shawli





Mohammed Shosha





‘Ali Shosha






Photo 1: Notice for citizen Ahmed Shawli

Photo 2: Notice for citizen ‘Ali Lafi

Photo 3: Notice for citizen Mohamed Shusha

About Husan:[1]

Husan is 10 km west of Bethlehem and is edged with Wadi Fukin (west) Nahhalin (south), Wadi Rahall (east), and Battir (north).

It has a total area of 7360 dunums, 801 of which are built-up area. The Israeli occupation confiscated 2759 dunums to build Betar Illit and Hadar Betar colonies. Besides, bypass number ‘375 devoured 180 dunums.

The Apartheid Wall destroyed 124 dunums of Husan lands and isolated 150 dunums.

According to the 2007 statistics, the village population is 5551 people.

According to Oslo Accords, 14% of Husan is under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security). However,  most of the village lands (86%) is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). Here are the area in dunums:

  • Area B (1036) dunums.
  • Area C (6324) dunums.



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