Halt of Work Notices for Residences in Deir Ballut town / Salfit Governorate

Halt of Work Notices for Residences in Deir Ballut town / Salfit Governorate


  • Violation: Halt of work notices.
  • Location: Deir Ballut town/ Salfit Governorate.
  • Date: October 25th 2022.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Citizens Mahran and Bassim ‘Abdullah.


Tuesday , October 25th 2022 , the building inspector at the Israeli Civil Administration raided Bab Al-Marj area east Deir Ballut town , and served a halt of work notice on two houses on the pretext of building without a license in area “C”.

The notices sat November 16th 2022 as the date of the building and organization session in Beit El military court to decide the fate of the structure.

The following table shows the names of the citizens:

Affected citizen

No.family members

the targeted facility and its area

The halt of work notice





Mahran ‘Abdullah




Under construction store with a total area of 190 m2


Bassim ‘Abdullah




Under construction house with a total area of 100 m2











Deir Ballut town suffers from small construction area , which lead many citizens to build in area “C” which is under full Israeli control , that makes all houses in the area threatened of demolition.

Mr Yehia Mustafa head of Deir Ballut municipality told LRC the following: “According to the village council records in Deir Ballut, demolitions increased since 2000 , to increase 60 facilities residential , agricultural and industrial . The water reservoirs were also targeted in the military notices , the village has a construction area of only 743.5 dunums of the town’s 18,000 dunums.”

Deir Ballut:[1]

24 km west Salfit, Deir Ballut is surrounded by Rafat village (north), The green line occupied territories of 1948 (west), Kafr Ad-Deek village (east), Al-Lubban Al-Gharbi village (south).

  • Deir Ballut is populated 3,870 people in 2017 census. The town’s people are from several families, namely: Tufaha, Khair, Abdullah, Qassim, Qaroush, Mesha’l, Mustafa, Musa and Hadrous.
  • Deir Ballut has a total area of 11,339 dunums, of which 503 dunums are a built up area.
  • Deir Ballut is popular with rain-fed agriculture such as (Armenian cucumber, Ladies fingers, garlic and others), in addition to olives and wheat.
  • Deir Ballut contains a water spring in Wadi Al-Ein area, and the town’s people depend on the National Israeli water company, in addition to rain water harvest cisterns for daily use water.

Oslo accords classified the town’s lands as the following:

  • B area: 689 dunums.
  • C area: 10,710 dunums.





Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders