Halt of Work Notice for a House and A Shop in An-Nabi Elyas Village / Qalqilya Governorate

Halt of Work Notice for a House and A Shop in An-Nabi Elyas Village / Qalqilya Governorate


  • Violation: Halt of Work notices.
  • Location: An-Nabi Elyas village / Qalqilya Governorate.
  • Date: August 10th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Mohammed Al-‘Eili , Sameeh Hilal.


August 10th 2021, the building inspector at the Israeli Civil Administration raided the western side of An-Nabi Elyas village and gave a halt of work notice for an under-construction house on the pretext of building without a license.

According to the notices, the occupation sat September 1st 2021, as the date of the building and organization session in Beit El military court to decide demolishing the structure or returning it to its previous status.

The following table shows more information about the damages:

Affected Citizen

Family members

Area m2

The targeted facility

Military order number

Photo number

Mohammd Al-‘Eili



Under construction house (2 floors)

Samih Hilal



A plot ready for construction









During the past three years, the village witnessed an escalation in colonists’ assaults against residential and Agricultural structures, especially after the construction of a 3 km segment of bypass 5 on the road, after which 34 new structures received notices, 4 of them were already demolished.

About An-Nabi Elyas village:[1]

It is located 6 km to the east of Qalqiliya governorate and is edged by Izbbet Al-Tabib and Aslah villages from the east, Arab Abu Fardeh area from the west, Jayyous town from the north and Ras Tayreh from the south.

The village populates 1399 inhabitants (2017 census) that are relative to three main families namely ( Hannun, Khleif and Majd).

Nabi Elyas has a total area of 4435 dunums, of which 123 dunums are considered the village’s built-up area. Noteworthy, more than 2200 dunums of the area were isolated behind the apartheid wall and became subject to colonial activities of takeover and expansion.

Israeli violations against the Palestinian Housing Rights is part of collective punishment policies, which are a violation of international conventions and agreements, such as:

  • 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 Geneva fourth convention that forbids destroying properties: Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or co-operative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations.
  • Article 33 of Geneva fourth convention: No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed.
  • Paragraph ‘g’ of Article 23 of the Hague Convention of 1907AD also warned against destroying or seizing the enemy’s property, unless the necessities of war necessarily require such destruction or seizure.
  • Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.





Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders