Land Research Center - LRC

Demolition military order in Za'tara/ Bethlehem

2018-10-10

Violation: Demolition military orders.

Location: Za'tara / Bethlehem.

Date: October 10, 2018.

Perpetrator: The occupation military forces.

Victims: Families of Mohammad Dakhl Allah , Ala'a Dakhl Allah and Hannan Hassan.

Description:

A vehicle of the "Israeli civil administration" under the protection of the occupation military forces broke into Za'tara town and delivered demolition military orders to 3 houses on the pretext of building without permission.

Villager Nofa Dakhl-Allah told LRC observer:

"The occupation civil administration delivered demolition orders for our homes, even though we live in an area that is not dangerous on them as they claim. I asked them what do they want from us, they told me to inform my lawyer"

In December 17 of 2017, IOF delivered stop-work military orders to the same houses, it is noteworthy that the three families do not have any other houses to live in, and possess the documents that prove they own the lands where they built their homes.

The 3 threatened houses are close to the main street from which settler of "Tecoa" and "Tacodem" pass through. The racist Israeli authorities provide security for settlers on the expenses of the Palestinians.

The following chart provides additional information about the threatened houses:

Name

Number of family members

Number of children

Total area m2

Number of floors

Status of the building

Mohammad Dakhl Allah

6

4

180

1

inhabited

Alaa Dakhl Allah

4

2

120

1

Under construction

Hanan Hassan

5

4

100

1

inhabited

Total

15

10

400

3


Source: Firsthand field observation – Land research center - December 2018


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 Mohammad Dakhl-Allah threatened home & Order 505532

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Ala'a Dakhl-Allah's threatened home & Order 505533

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 Hannan Hassan's threatened home & Order 505534

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About Za'tara:[1]

7 km south east Bethlehem, Za'tara is surrounded by Beit Sahur (north) , Beit Ta'mir and Hindaza (west), Shawawra (east), Janattah and Tuqu' (south). Za'tara has a population of (7849) people according to 2017 census. And has an area of 9,158 dunums , 1,362 are a built up area for the village.

Bypass road 398 devoured (250) dunums.

According to Oslo convention the town is divided to 3 parts:

A area: (334) dunums.

B area: (3,660) dunums.

C area : (3,257) dunums.

Natural reserved area (1,907) dunums.

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[1] Source: GIS - LRC