Demolition orders and others to stop work in houses and agricultural facilities in the village of Al-Tawani, east of Yatta, in Hebron Governorate

Demolition orders and others to stop work in houses and agricultural facilities in the village of Al-Tawani, east of Yatta, in Hebron Governorate


  •  Violation: demolition orders and stop-work notices.
  • Violation date: June 13, 2022.
  • Location: Al-Tuwani village – Yatta town / Hebron governorate.
  • The aggressor: the so-called civil administration of the occupation.
  • Affected side: 3 families from the village.

The details:

On Monday, June 13, 2022, the Israeli occupation authorities issued demolition orders for two houses, as well as notified to stop work on another house and an agricultural facility, under the pretext that it was built without a license in the village of Al-Tawani, east of Yatta, south of Hebron Governorate.

A force of the occupation army raided the village, accompanied by the so-called Organization and Construction Department in the Civil Administration, and the so-called building inspector, who posted notices on the targeted homes and facilities. The notices came as follows:

– A final order to stop work and demolish: the occupation targeted the house of Hafez Hussein Al-Harini, which has been built since the year 2020, and has two floors, and an area of ​​(200 m²), and it has been built of armed concrete since the year 2020, which is inhabited by a family of (10 people), including (5) children) and (4 girls).

The occupation authorities had targeted the house with a notice to stop work and construction in it, issued on (1/1/2022) under the pretext of starting construction work without a license, it set that time (16/2/2022) the date for a session of the so-called Inspection Subcommittee, to discuss demolition of the building or the restoration of the place to its previous state.

The citizen had applied to the authority that issued the notification, requesting a license and prepared the necessary engineering plans and attached them to his land ownership documents, but the occupation authorities did not grant the required license to the Palestinian buildings, rather it issued an order to demolish them, bearing the number (62087) and gave the citizen a period of (7 days) to demolish  and/or to restore the place to its previous state, he was threatened by the occupation that if he did not do the demolishing, the occupation would undertake the implementation of the operation and incur the costs of the demolition process to the owner.

Demolition order No. 62087 targeting the house of Hafez Al-Harini

Photo 1: The house of the citizen of Hareni threatened of demolition

– Notice to remove a new building:

The house of Jadallah Shehadeh Rabi’i, which was built of bricks and roofed with insulated tin sheets since 2020, was targeted, with its area of (120 m²), and in front of it is a yard of (100 m²). It is inhabited by a family of (12 people), including (8) children) and (4) females. The citizen received a demolition and removal order, which bears the number (20668), in which the occupation authorities demanded the demolition of the house on the pretext that it did not building license, and he was threatened to demolish it after (96 hours) from the date of issuance of the order.

The occupation authorities based their issuance of this notification on Military Order No. (1797) issued in 2018, which targets newly constructed or uninhabited buildings. The occupation courts and even the Supreme Court reject petitions submitted by citizens to prevent the demolition.

Demolition and removal order No. (20668), which targets the home of Jadallah Rabei

Photo 2: Rabi’i’s threatened home


– Notices to stop work: where the citizen Ashraf Mahmoud Khalil Al-Amour received two notices, one of them targeted his house, and the other targeted an agricultural facility (a barn for breeding livestock), as follows:

  • Notification No. (40457) targeted the agricultural facility built since the year 2020 of tin sheets, and its area is (100 m²), and the owner uses it to house a herd of livestock, which is one of the sources of his income for his family consisting of (8 members), including (3 children – and 3 females).

Work stop notification No. 40457 targeting the agricultural facility

Photo No. 3: The threatened agricultural facility

  • Notification No. (40458) targeted the citizen’s house, which is built of bricks and mud and roofed with tin sheets. Its area is (40 m²), and it was built about a year ago and has been used by the citizen’s family for a while.

Notification No. 40458 targeting the house of citizen Abu Aram

Photo 4: The threatened house of the citizen Abu Aram


The village of Al-Tawani:

Khirbet al-Tawani is located southeast of Yatta town, south of Hebron in the West Bank, about 20 km away from Yatta town. It has a population of about 250 people. It is run by a village council, and there is a clinic in the village attached to the village’s council building. It also contains a small mosque and a mixed school (boys and girls) up to the eighth grade. Al-Tawani depends for drinking water on rainwater and collecting wells, and for lighting it depends on a large generator as a partnership between the villagers, and it connected to the bypass street – which is the only entrance to the village – an unpaved dirt street. The village of Al-Tuwani is considered one of the most prominent besieged villages and ruins, which suffers from constant harassment by the settlers, as it is besieged on its four sides by settlements and bypasses.



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