Demolition Notices for Agricultural Facilities in Battir town / Bethlehem Governorate

Demolition Notices for Agricultural Facilities in Battir town / Bethlehem Governorate


  • Violation: Serving two notices for agricultural facilities in Battir town.
  • Location: Al-Khammar area – Battir town / Bethlehem Governorate.
  • Date: June 21st 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration and army.
  • Victims: Citizens Rasmiya ‘Issa and Mohammed An-Najjar.


Monday, June 21st 2021, The Israeli Civil Administration raided Battir town and served a notice to a Baton floor belongs to citizen Mohammed An-Najjar and a barn belong to citizen Rasmiya ‘Issa on the pretext of building without a license.

The owner received a halt of work notice in January 17th 2021 to stand before Inspection subcommittee and apply for a license, the owner has to return the plot to its previous status within 7 days of receiving the notice.

Noteworthy, notice number 32081 served to citizen Rasmiya targets a barn with a total area of 40 m2, and located within a residential area.

The following table shows more information about demolition notices:

Affected citizen

Family members


Building area m2

Notice number


Mohammed An-Najar




Under construction house

Rasmiya ‘Issa



Agricultural shack


Notice number 32080 for a structure that belongs to citizen Mohammed An-Najjar

Notice number 32081 for citizen Rasmiya Issa



Milad Office member in Battir municipality Lara Smara told LRC:

“Al-Khammar area Is a hot spot for colonists’ assaults, colonists are trying to take over lands and establish a new outpost.”

About Battir:[1]

The village is located 7km to the western side of Bethlehem. It is edged by the occupied lands of 1948 from the north and west, al-Walaja village from the northeast, and Husan village from the south.

Battir has a total population of 5117 people until 2014 and has a total land area of 6681 dunum, 832 of which are built-up area.

Oslo Accords divided the lands of Battir as follows:

  • 1467 dunums are classified as area B
  • 5214 dunums are classified as area C




Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders