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IOF serve Halt of Work order on an under construction room in Burqa / Nablus governorate


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Violation: Halt of work and construction order.

Location: Burqa village / Nablus governorate.

Date: 02/07/2019.

Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation army.

Victims: Brothers Ghalib and Abdul Nassir Hajji.


Wednesday, 3 July 2019 , The Israeli occupation forces raided Burqa village north Nablus, and served halt of work order on a building belongs to Ghalib Hajji (45) the supporter of a family of 5 , and Abdul Nassor Hajji (49) the supporter of a family of 10, on the pretext of building without licenses in C area.

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Abdul Nassir Hajji told LRC reporter:

“An army force and a vehicle related to the building and organizing department in the civil administration raided the area and handed a halt of work order that targets an under construction building that belongs to me and my brother . The targeted building consists of 3 floors.

 Once we received the military order we informed the official bodies in Nablus and Burqa village council, they leaded us to the legal consultant office that was established by the Land Research Center in the joint services council of west Nablus villages, where together we prepared a legal file and filed an objection.”   

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About Burqa:[1]

12 km north Nablus city, Burqa is surrounded by the Israeli illegal colony “Homesh” (north), Ramin and Al-Masa’adeyeh villages (west) , Beit Amrin (east) and Sabastiya (south).

Burqa has a population of (4152) people in 2017.

Burqa has a total space of 18174 dunums, 506 of them are the town’s built-up area.

The Israeli occupation confiscated (1047) dunums from Burqa’s lands to establish “Homesh” settlement in 1980, the Israeli government claim that “Homesh” is evicted but that is not the truth,the settlement is inhabited by radical settlers who implemented several attacks against villagers of Burqa.

Oslo conventions divided Burqa into:

A area: (4796) dunums.

B area: (5131) dunums.

C area : (8247) dunums.

About Homesh:

The colony was established in 1980 on the boundary between the Nablus and Jenin governorates on the expense of the village of Burqa. It was built atop Parcel 6 of Jabal Al Dohoor on land pieces number 1 through 22. Until 2005, the colony had confiscated 1050 dunums of which 157 were its built-up area. Upon its eviction, there were 181 colonists living in the colony’s houses and 10 mobile caravans. In addition, there were around 4,000 dunums surrounding the colony that were considered to be a buffer zone to which Palestinians were prevented from entering or using for any purposes.


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