Demolition Orders Target 5 Structures in Al-Manshiya village / Bethlehem Governorate

Demolition Orders Target 5 Structures in Al-Manshiya village / Bethlehem Governorate


  • Violation: Final Halt of Work and Demolition Orders.
  • Location: Al-Manshiya village / Bethlehem Governorate.
  • Date: April 28th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Hussain Abu Hussain, Mohammed Abu Salim, Nemr Abu Hussain , ‘Adel Haroun.


Wednesday, April 28th 2021, the Occupation Authorities issued a final demolition order on the pretext of building without a license in Al-Manshiya area in Bethlehem Governorate.

The building inspector at the Civil Administration protected by the Occupation forces raided Al-Manshiya village and served halt of work notices for 5 families on the pretext of building without a license.

The Notice ordered the immediate stoppage of construction works, and returning the plot to its previous status within 7 days.

The following table shows more information about the notices:

Affected citizen

Family members

Area m2

Notice number


Hussain Abu Hussain



Concrete structure, one floor, 8 columns


Concrete structure

Mohammed Abu Salim



Two-floors structure

Nemr Abu Hussain



Two-floors structure provided with electricity and water

‘Adel Harun



Covers and excavated area of 3 dunums







Land Research Center LRC sees that demolitions contradict with all of the international conventions and Humanitarian laws including:

Article 147 of Geneva fourth convention: extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly. ( it is considered a serious violation of the convention)

Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1948 prohibits the destruction of property, as this article states the following: “The occupying power is prohibited from destroying any private, fixed or movable property related to individuals or groups, the state or public authorities, or social or cooperative organizations, unless the war operations inevitably require this destruction.

Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed.

Paragraph ‘g’ of Article 23 of the Hague Convention of 1907 AD also warned against destroying or seizing the enemy’s property, unless the necessities of war necessarily require such destruction or seizure.


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Military Orders