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Halt of Work Notices for Residences and Tents in Ar-Ras Al-Ahmar / Tubas Governorate

2021-04-02

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Violation: Halt of Work and Construction notices.

Location: Ar-Ras Al-Ahmar / Tubas Governorate.

Date: April 2nd 2021.

Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration.

Victims: Number of families at the area.

Description:

Friday, April 2nd 2021, The Israeli Occupation Forces accompanied by the building inspector at the Civil Administration raided Ar-Ras Al-Ahmar area in Sahel Al-Buqai’a east Tamoun, and gave military orders to number of citizens on the pretext of building in C area without a license.

Reportedly, the military orders will affect six families, composing of 33 people , 14 of which are children, in 48 structures including : Residences, facilities, and outbuildings. The occupation authorities sat May 5th 2021 as the date of the building and organization session in Beit El military court to decide the fate of the structures.

In addition, the occupation targeted an agricultural road (3200 m long * 6 m wide) opened last year by the Palestinian Agricultural Development Association (PARC), and provides access to about 800 dunums in Sahel Al-Buqai’a.

The following table shows more information about the targeted structures:

Affected Citizen

Family members

Children under age

Heads of sheep

Military order number

Notified structures m2

Tents used as barns

Outbuildings

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Khader Bani ‘Odeh

6

0

110

30593

Residential tent 45 m2


Residential tent 36 m2


Residential tent 18 m2

Tent barn 40 m2


3 tent barns (18 m3 for each)



Tent barn 90 m2

Tent used as a store 24 m2


Tent used as a store for feeds 12 m2



Kitchen 6 m2

Was a victim of demolition previously

1

2Jarah Bani ‘Odeh

5

3

95

30588

Residential tent 60 m2


Residential tent 45 m2

Tent barn 60 m2


Tent barn 90 m2


Barn 60  m2


Barn 100 m2

Kitchen 16 m2

Was a victim of demolition previously

2

‘Affo Bani ‘Odeh

4

2

90

30590

Residential tent 60 m2


Residential tent 16 m2

Tent barn 90 m2



Tent barn 64 m2



Barn 90 m2

Kitchen 16 m2




Tent barn 24 m2

Was a victim of demolition previously

3

‘Ali Bani ‘Odeh

7

5

110

30591

Residential tent 72 m2


Residential tent 16 m2

Tent barn 36 m2


2 tent barns 24 m2


Barn 120 m2

Kitchen tent 18 m2


Feeds tent

Was a victim of demolition previously

4

Thaer Bsharat

1

0

96

30592

Residential tent 72 m2


Residential tent 36 m2


Residential tent 60 m2

Tent barn 90 m2


2 tent barns 36 m2


Barn 120 m2

Kitchen tent 12 m2



Kitchen tent 24 m2

Was a victim of demolition previously

5

Ayman Bani ‘Odeh

10

4

120

30598

2 residential tents 36 m2


Residential tent 60 m2

Tent barn 60 m2


2 tent barns 24 m2


Barns 110 m2

Kitchen tent 12 m2



Taboon




Bathroom tent 12 m2

Was a victim of demolition previously

6

An agricultural road 3200




30587





7

Total

33

14

621







Source: Firsthand field observation – Israeli Violations monitoring section – Land Research Center , April 2021.



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 The affected families live at the area and many have rental contracts for their plots, which is classified as Tabo lands, most of the affected families depend on cattle breeding as a main source of income.

The Occupation claims that Khirbet Ar-Ras Al-Ahmar is a closed military zone, so they carry out demolitions within the Khirbet’s borders without any preceding notices. Ar-Ras Al-Ahmar is an example of many Bedouin communities around the Palestinian Jordan Valley area that became victims of Israeli schemes. The community is inhabited by more than 18 families descending from the nearby village of Tamun , precisely Bsharat and Bani ‘Odeh clans.


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

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