Statistics on demolition of houses built without permits in the West Bank (Not including East Jerusalem)

Published: 
1 Jan 2011
Updated: 
25 Jun 2014
For figures on demolition of houses in East Jerusalem click here.

Demolitions by year (Until 31 May 2014)

Year Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
2014 76 327 173
2013 175 528 270
2012 98 526 274
2011 150 814 385
2010 85 387 184
2009 28 218 62
2008 44 276 160
2007 47 267 126
2006 49 225 78
Total 752 3,568 1,712

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Demolitions by year and district

2014 (Until 31 May 2014)
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 7 56 34
Bethlehem
Jenin
Hebron 1 10 3
Tubas 28 115 61
Tulkarm 1
Jericho 29 108 54
Salfit
Ramallah
Nablus 10 38 21
Total 76 327 173
 
2013      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 17 74 48
Bethlehem 1  0
Jenin 2 2
Hebron 11 39 20
Tubas 97 181 85
Jericho 29 165 90
Salfit 1
Rmallah 15 59 24
Nablus 2 8 3
Total 175 528 270
       
2012      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 14 83 52
Bethlehem 4 21 8
Hebron 18 121 63
Tubas 17 119 47
Jericho 10 23 13
Salfit 11 59 37
Qalqiliah 3 19 11
Ramallah 9 50 32
Nablus 12 31 11
Total 98 526 274
       
2011      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 20 107 62
Bethlehem 1 10 6
Hebron 26 211 97
Tubas 16 94 37
Jericho 33 183 85
Qalqiliah 7 45 30
Ramallah 4 16 8
Nablus 43 148 60
Total 150 814 385
       
2010      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
Bethlehem 5 34 24
Hebron 3 27 21
Tubas 50 142 60
Jericho 3 37 24
Salfit 2 7 5
Qalqiliah 1 5 3
Ramallah 2 2
Nablus 19 133 47
Total 85 387 184
       
2009      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 3 27 15
Tubas 24 182 40
Ramallah 1 9 7
Total 28 218 62
       
2008      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 11 64 39
Hebron 7 66 40
Tubas 8 34 7
Jericho 13 81 52
Qalqiliah 2 9 6
Ramallah 3 22 16
Total 44 276 160
       
2007      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 3 22 3
Bethlehem 3 7 5
Jenins 2 11 7
Hebron 18 134 60
טול-כרם 7
Jericho 10 82 44
Salfit 1  0
Qalqiliah 1  0
Ramallah 2 11 7
Total 47 267 126
       
2006      
District Housing units People left homeless Minors left homeless
al-Quds 6 12  *
Bethlehem 14 102 37
Jenins 5 35 17
Hebron 4 31 15
Tubas 3 33 9
Salfit 3 7  0
Qalqiliah 8 5  0
Ramallah 6  0
Total 49 225 78

* No data availabe to B'Tselem.

Demolition of houses and other structures in the West Bank, 1999-2004, official data

Year West Bank
1999
101
2000
41
2001
186
2002
276
2003
306
2004
139
Total
1,049

Demolition of houses 1987-1998, B'Tselem data

Year
West Bank
East Jerusalem
Total
1987
103
No Data

103

1988
393
30
423
1989
No Data
No Data
347
1990
No Data
No Data
102
1991
No Data
No Data
227
1992
148
12
160
1993
63
48
111
1994
120
29
149
1995
43
25
68
1996
140
17
157
1997
233
16
249
1998
150
30
180
Total
   
2,276

Notes:

  1. Please note: Due to re-examination of the data in B'Tselem's database the figures have changes considerably. 
  2. B'Tselem classifies house demolitions in the areas around Jerusalem into two categories: demolition in East Jerusalem (which is controlled by the Jerusalem Municipality), and demolition in adjacent neighborhoods and communities, which belong to al-Quds District, according to the Palestinian Authority's regional division. Where Jerusalem's municipal boundary line runs through a community, some demolitions in the community are classified under East Jerusalem and some under al-Quds District. The figures for East Jerusalem are available here.
  3. All figures are based on B'Tselem research except when Otherwise specified.
  4. The statistics on houses demolished by the Jerusalem Municipality were provided to B'Tselem by the municipality on 11 March, 2004 following a request based on the Freedom of Information Act.
  5. The statistics on houses demolished in East Jerusalem by the Interior Ministry were provided to the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights on 12 December, 2004 by the Department for Strategic Planning of the Interior Ministry.
  6. The statistics on house demolitions in the rest of the West Bank were provided to B'Tselem by the Civil Administration on 31 March 2004 following a request based on the Freedom of Information Act.
  7. The 2004 statistics and the statistics on house demolitions in East Jerusalem by the Interior Ministry between 1999 and 2001 are based on a report published by the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions in September 2004.