Demolition Notices for Two Houses in Al-Khader town – Bethlehem Governorate

Demolition Notices for Two Houses in Al-Khader town – Bethlehem Governorate


  • Violation: Halt of Work notices for two houses.
  • Location: Al-Khader town / Bethlehem Governorate.
  • Date: April 8th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation Civil Administration and army.
  • Victims: families of Nader Salah and Mohammed Othman.


Thursday, April 8th 2021, A vehicle from the Israeli Civil Administration protected by the Occupation forces raided Al-Khader, and served final demolition orders for citizens Nader Salah and Mohammed Othman, on the pretext of building without a license.

Noteworthy, The Occupation served halt of work notice for citizen Nader Salah in March 9th 2020, for his residential building, which is under construction and composes of two stores, with an area of 300 m2.

 In addition, The Occupation authorities served halt of work notice for citizen Mohammed Othman on his residence in July 9th 2020. The targeted house is built of stones and has a total area of 200 m2.

The occupation sat a session for the inspection subcommittee, where the owners applied for licenses. However, the occupation forces refused to license the structures and ordered the immediate stoppage of construction works.

The attached map shows that the two houses are nearby “Efrat” colony and the Annexation and Expansion Wall, the occupation targets houses at the area “to protect the security of the colony”.

The Occupation authorities and forces carry out continuous assaults against Palestinians and their properties , in order to provide security, expansion area, and privileges for illegal Israeli colonists at the West Bank, over the suffering of the indigenous people.

Photo 1: Notice for citizen Nader Salah

Photo 2: Mohammed Othamn

About Al-Khader village:[1]

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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