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Issuing military orders targeting residential and agricultural structures / Bethlehem governorate


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Violation: serving military orders targeting residential and agricultural structures and confiscating an agricultural caravan.

Location: Khallet Al-Adas / Nahhalin town / Bethlehem governorate.

Date: 02/01/2019.

Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation civil administration.

Victims: Families of Samer Fayez, Sharif Najajreh and Belal Fanoun.


Israeli troops raided Nahhalin town and served a halt of work order to a house and agricultural room and confiscated a caravan on the pretext that they are unlicensed constructions, as Nesrin Abu Gloss from Nahhalin municipality testified.

Abu gloss added: In reality, the issue is not all about unlicensed construction than it is on the occupation’s intention to take over more lands in the area of their control (Area C according to Oslo Accords). The Israeli occupation considers such lands as a colonial reserve, which will be hard to negotiate on in any future agreements with Palestinians.

Citizen Fayez (Samer’s father) told LRC observer:

“My son Samer’s family is growing and need to have an independent home, but the occupation never leaves us live in peace”


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military order targeting Smer Fayez’s family home

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the targeted house / under construction

Noteworthy, The confiscated caravan was placed by Belal Fanoun to use for agricultural needs.  The confiscation order said that the subcommittee session will be held in 30 -01-2019 to decide the fate of the structures.

Sharif Najareh said:

 that he couldn’t find the military order that he Israeli occupation claim to place by the room, so he only had little time to prepare the necessary papers.


Image titleThe targeted agricultural room

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The military order

The following table gives detailed information:


Family members

Under age

Area m2


Samer Fayez




Under construction house

Sharif Najajreh




Under construction agricultural room

Belal Fanoun






The village is located 10km to the south west of Bethlehem and 3.5 km to the east of the armistice line of 1949.

The village's total area is 18,858 dunums including 890 dunums of built-up area, inhabited by8805 people according to the PBS statistics of 2014.

Israel has confiscated 4,283 dunums from the village lands 3,583 dunums of which for colonial expansion purposes and 700 dunums for the favor of bypass roads. There are 8 colonies founded over the village lands namely (Beit Ein, Tsoref, Majdal Oz, Jabot, Kfar Etzion, Efrat, Illit, Rosen Tsurem and Allon Shevut).


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