Halt of Work Notice for Houses and Facilities in ‘Azzun ‘Atma village / East Qalqilya

Halt of Work Notice for Houses and Facilities in ‘Azzun ‘Atma village / East Qalqilya
  • Violation: notices distributed in ‘Azzun ‘Atma village.
  • Location: ‘Azzun ‘Atma village / Qalqilya governorate.
  • Date: August 24th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Four families from the village.


Tuesday, August 24th 2021, the Israeli Occupation Authorities targeted ‘Azzun ‘Atma village southeast Qalqilya, and served halt of work notices for number of houses, on the pretext of building on an antiquities area. The notices targeted three houses, an agricultural room and a shack used as a chicken coop.

According to the notices, the occupation sat September 29th 2021, as the date of the building and organization session in Beit El Military court, and threatened in case the owners did not carry out the demolition, the occupation forces will demolish the structure and make them pay all the costs.

Affected citizen

Family members

Area m2

Notice number

Notice type

The targeted facility


Khalid Salih



Halt of construction notice

Inhabited house one floor and a basement


Halt of construction notice

Agricultural Shack built of a baton floor and a zinc ceiling

Yousif Sa’id





Notice to stop destroying antiquities

An agricultural room built of bricks



Halt of construction notice

An agricultural room built of bricks


Halt of construction notice

An outdoor bathroom built of bricks

Abdul Raheem ‘Issa



Halt of construction notice

Tw-floors house / under construction

Ahmed Younis



Notice to stop destroying antiquities

Under construction house / one floor









‘Azzun ‘Atma is going under a colonial scheme, according to the village council, Halt of Work notices in ‘Azzun ‘Atma mounted to 50 notices, and more than 14 facilities were demolished.

The village is surrounded by Sha’arie Tikva from its east and north borders, and the houses of the illegal colonies are almost neighbors of the village houses, only barbed wires divide the village houses from the colony. Noteworthy, the colony controls more than (1500) dunums of the village lands and surrounding villages like (Senirya, Masha, Beit Amin, Az-Zawiya) most of them are planted with olives, and almonds.

To the west, ‘Azzun ‘Atma is surrounded by Oranit illegal colony, which was established in 1983, and ate up about 2000 dunums. Consequently, ‘Azzun ‘Atma is surrounded by colonies from the southern, eastern and western borders since 1981.

About Azzun Atma:[1]

Located 8km to Qalqiliya city with a total area of 9,472 dunums, of which 1,054 dunums are the village’s built-up area, Azzun is inhabited by 7,821 people (2007).

The occupation confiscated vast area from the village for the favor of colonization and the apartheid wall; the areas are detailed as follows:

276 dunums were confiscated for Maale Shamron colony that was established in 1980.

417 dunums were confiscated for the bypass road number 55

It should be marked that the vast majority of Azzun lands (6,927 dunums) is classified as area “C” according to Oslo accords; areas that are controlled by the Israeli occupation. The village has zero percentage of area “A” that is under the control of Palestinian Authority. As for other classifications, the village has 2,546 dunums classified as area “B”. (Geographical Information System- Land Research Center)

3 colonies are built on ‘Azzun lands and they are:

  • Maale Shomron: Built in 1980, the colony has a total area of 1903 and a built-up area of 216 dunums. 549 colonists live in it (according to a 2004 census).
  • Genot Shomron: Built in 1985, the colony’s built-up area is 484 dunums.
  • Karni Shomron: Built in 1978, the colony’s built-up area is 1351 dunums. 6270 colonists live in it (according to a 2005 census).



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

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