The Occupation Demolished House of Citizen Sadam Jaber in Khallet ‘Eideh / South Hebron

The Occupation Demolished House of Citizen Sadam Jaber in Khallet ‘Eideh / South Hebron


  • Violation: Demolishing a citizen’s house.
  • Date: March 9th 2022.
  • Location: Khallet Al-‘Eideh south Hebron.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Family of citizen Saddam Jaber.


Wednesday, March 9th 2022 , the occupation authorities demolished house of citizen  Sadam Jaber , on the pretext of building without a license in “Khallet ‘Eideh” southeast Hebron.

About 9:00 am, a massive army force, border guards, the building and organization department and two bulldozers “Hyundai” and “Volvo” , raided the area. The forces arrived at Jaber house, surrounded the house , cut the electricity and emptied it from furniture then carried out the demolition.

Photos 1-4: Remains of citizen Jaber House – Khallet ‘Eideh

The house owner said: “The Occupation Authorities forcedly displaced 12 members from the family living at the house , and they are my wife and 6 children, in addition to my sister, her two children and my elderly mother , the family member are now living with our relatives until we can secure a new home.”

The occupation authorities demolished the house on some of the furniture and the properties that the owner couldn’t take out , the house was built and inhabited since 2018 , and built of bricks and cement with a total area of 150 m2.

In February 2017 , the Occupation authorities issued halt of work notice for the house and demolished it , the affected citizen filed for a license and provided all the legal papers that proves he has every right to keep the structure , he also sought help from a Lawyer from the “Saint Yves” .

Licensing Palestinian Structures in Area C in Mission Impossible:

It is well-known that the Israeli government never provides licenses for Palestinians , the government refused the license application of Jaber family , and insisted on carrying out the demolition . The family lawyer went to the central court in Jerusalem in order to protect the structure, the central court refused the application and carried out the demolition.

Few days ago, the assigned a lawyer filed a petition to the Israeli supreme court , and deposited an amount of cash as one of the court’s conditions , and was waiting for the petition session, the court rejected the petition , and the bulldozers demolished the house.

Noteworthy , Only few meter away the occupation destroyed house of citizen Taghreed Abu Myala  in 2017 , the also demolished several houses, mosques and facilities, and ravage agricultural lands at the same area.

For more information about The Israeli Occupation Human Rights Violations in Khallet ‘Eideh visit the LRC website

Legal Commentary:

The demolition of Palestinian homes and structures by the occupation authorities is part of their violations of international and humanitarian law, and the violation of the right to adequate housing for Palestinian citizens guaranteed by international law and international treaties 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