Residence Leveled in ‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen community/ Qalqilya Governorate

Residence Leveled in ‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen community/ Qalqilya Governorate


  • Violation: Demolition of a residence on the pretext of building Without a license.
  • Location: ‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen community – Habla town / Qalqilya Governorate.
  • Date: November 8th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The building inspector at the Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Family of Citizen Ahmed Sho’ur.


Monday, November 8th 2021 , The Israeli Occupation Forces accompanied by the building inspector at the Israeli Civil Administration, raided ‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen Aj-Janoubi , a village isolated by the Separation barriers. and a bulldozer leveled a house of bricks with a zinc ceiling (80 m2) belongs to citizen Ahmed Sho’ur from the area.

Affected citizen Supports a family of 8 (4 children and 4 females), the house was built last July. However, in Monday August 9th 2021, the residence received military order number (32626) which orders halting work on the structure. The owner However, has legal papers proves that he owns the land , and submitted a license application to relevant bodies with the help of specialized legal aid institutions. But the occupation refused the license application , and the result was rendering a family homeless under the cold at the beginning of a seemingly harsh winter. For more  information read our report “Arabic , English”.

During the past three months, the Occupation served halt of work notices to seven facilities at the community, on the pretext of building without a license.

Photo 1: A view of the community

People of ‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen Aj-Janubi community live in “Khallet Jayyous” area in Qalqilya on natural block-7628 pieces number 14,15,17. The community people have Tapu papers to prove that they own the land. While on a nearby plot, Israeli illegal colonists built Alfei Menashe colony.

‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen Aj-Janubi community lacks basic human needs, and its members live a basic yet difficult life, the Annexation and Expansion wall  isolated them from their Palestinian surrounding, their only connection to the world is military gate 109.

Noteworthy, Most Residences and Shacks at the community received demolition notices, the occupation tried to evict the area many times, but the community’s steadfastness was stronger than the Israeli Occupation oppression.

After several sessions at the Israeli Supreme court between 2007-2008, the community people managed to secure a resolution that allows to stay at their location after they proved they own the lands before the Israeli Occupation to the West Bank in 1967. Despite that, the Occupation takes every opportunity to impose restrictions on the community, and the demolition operation reached out to many buildings and barns. In addition to depriving residents from their basic civil and humanitarian rights.

‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen Aj-Janubi community descend from Beer As-Saba’a area south Palestine, where they were forcedly displaced in 1950 temporarily with a promise to be returned under the supervision of the United Nations, but Israel did not commit to the agreement. Some of the community people went to Hebron, and the rest immigrated to the north of Qalqilya. A number of them went to North Qalqilya and west Jayyous and were known as ‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen Ash-Shamali, and the other part went south Qalqilya to ‘Arab Ar-Ramadeen Aj-Janoubi and bought number of plots and resided them until this day.

Legal Commentary:

Demolition of Palestinian structures by the occupation authorities is a  violation of international and humanitarian law presented by the following articles:

Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, dated December 10, 1948 states that “No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property”.

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: Demolition