The Occupation Authorities Force Two Citizens to Demolish their Own Structures / Hebron

The Occupation Authorities Force Two Citizens to Demolish their Own Structures / Hebron


  • Violation: Forcing two citizens to demolish their own structures.
  • Date: February 13th 2022.
  • Location: Halhul and Beit Ummar/ Hebron governorate.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: ‘Ammar Hneihen and Mohammed Al-‘Alamai.


The Israeli Occupation Authorities forced two citizens from Halhul and Beit Ummar to demolish their own structures after giving them 96-hours notices, and threatened to make them pay a large fine in case they did not carry out the demolition.

Self-Demolition in Halhul town:

In February 13th 2022, Citizen ‘Ammar Hunihen demolished a structure built of wooden boards fixed on metal columns and a tiles ceiling, after he received a notice of demolition and removal issued in February 7th 2022, that ordered the owner to demolish the structures in 96 hours on the pretext of building without a license.

Photos 1-3: Demolition operation in Halhul

Hneihen (47) said:

I own a plot that I inherited from my father in Al-Hawawir area north Halhul , and built a two floor house , the first floor is built of woods and the second is built of wood and tiles , the two floors have a total area of 280 m2 , and still under construction. The house is a home for a family of 11, before the construction I applied for a license to the occupation authorities. But after I finished the construction, I was shocked of a vehicle belongs to the building and organization department raiding the area, and delivering a 96-house notice, which means that the licensing application was rejected.


Photo 4+5: The License application and space plan receipt


Photo 6: a notice for Hneihen citizen


Once the owner received a demolition notice, he carried out the demolition with electric tools and a crane truck , in order to avoid the occupation forces raiding the area , destroying the plot and imposing a large fine.

Self-demolition in Beit Ummar

In Beit Ummar town, citizen Mohammed Al-‘Alami had to demolish a facility he owns , located nearby Hebron- Bethlehem road , close to Beit Ummar entrance.

‘Al-‘Alami pointed out that in 2020 , he built a building of bricks and steal sheets with a total area of 60 m2 nearby his house , and used it as a workshop to repair air conditioners , the workshop was a source of income for a family of 4 , among them two children , the occupation authorities in February 7th 2022 issued a demolition order within 96 hours on the pretext of building without a license.

Al-‘Alamai asserted:

“After I received the notice , I started the demolition immediately , starting from the ceiling , and thenthe walls , because I was worried that the occupation forces may destroy my properties inside the workshop, so I had to evict It and carry out the demolition my self.

Photo 7: Al-‘Alami workshop


Photo 8: A notice for Al-‘Alami facility

Prepared by

The Land Research Center

Categories: Demolition