Land Research Center - LRC

Halt of work Notice for a House in Budrus village / Ramallah governorate


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  • Violation: Halt of Work notice for a house.
  • Location: Budrus village / Ramallah governorate.
  • Date: March 25th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration protected by the Occupation Forces.
  • Date: Citizen Nidal Khlaif.
  • Description:

Thursday, March 25th 2021, The So-called Israeli Civil Administration raided Budrus village, and delivered a halt of work notice to citizen Nidal Khlaif on his under-construction house on the pretext of building without a license in C area.

The notice was numbered (31143) , and stated that the subcommittee will discuss demolishing the building or returning it to its previous status in Beit El military court at April 14th .

The targeted building consists of a basement and a floor with a total area of 180 m2, and was supposed to accommodate be a home for 5 family members, 3 of them are children.

Budrus village council head Ahmed Khalid told LRC: “Budrus suffers from a small built-up area (about 286 dunums out of 3500 dunums of the village total area). As a result, 65 % of the houses are built outside the village outline.”

In 2016, Seven families in Budrus received halt of work notices on their houses, on the pretext of building without a license. And in 2019, a military order was issued numbered (07/17/t) to seize 3.15 dunums for the extension of the buffer zone east the Apartheid wall, through installing a 1.5 km segment of the siege east the Apartheid wall on the village lands , in order to prohibit farmers from using their lands nearby the wall.

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Photo 1: The targeted house

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Notice number 31143 which targets house of Nidal Khlaif

About Budrus village: [1]

38 km North west Ramallah, Budrus is bordered by Qabiya and the green line (north), also the green line (west), Qabiya and Na’alin (east) and Na’alin (south).

Budrus has a population of (1596) people until 2017.

Budrus has a total area of 3,162 dunums, of which 276 dunums are the town’s built up area.

The segregation wall (2,152 m) devoured 215 dunums under its route , and isolated 841 dunums.

Oslo conventions divided the town’s lands as the following:

  • B area (382) dunums.
  • C area (2,780) dunums.


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This report was prepared as part of Secure Palestinian Land & Housing Rights project activities

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