This morning, Tuesday, 4 August 2020, at around 6:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with a military jeep escort, a crane and a truck at the community of al-Muntar in al-Quds District, southeast of the town of al-'Eizariyah. The forces demolished the homes of six families, leaving at least 26 people, including 14 minors, homeless. They also demolished a shack that served as a livestock enclosure and a water tank.
On Tuseday, 21 June 2020, at around 9:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with an escort of soldiers, Border Police officers and a bulldozer at Khirbet Birin, northeast of the town of Yatta. The forces demolished a home under construction intended for a family of seven people, five of them minors. The demolition was carried out by power of military order 1797. Last month, the Civil Administration confiscated a cinder block pallet belonging to the same family.
On Thursday, 16 June 2020, at around 8:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with an escort of Border Police officers, soldiers and a crane truck at Khirbet Lasefar in the South Hebron Hills. The forces dismantled and confiscated a metal-plate structure that served as a home for a family of 25 people, six of them minors.
On Wednesday, 8 July 2020, at around 8:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with an escort of Israel Police, Border Police officers, soldiers and a crane truck at the Abu a-Nuwar community, southeast of the town of al ‘Eizariyah, in an area Israel defines as E1. The forces dismantled and confiscated a wooden and metal structure under construction intended as a couple’s home.
Later on, at around 10:00 A.M., the forces arrived at the community of Abu al-Hilu, in the Khan al-Ahmar area, east of Jerusalem. There, they confiscated a shack intended as a couple’s living quarters. In addition, they confiscated a solar power system belonging to the family which included four solar panels. The solar system was constructed and maintained by the NGO COMET-ME with funding from the European Union.
On Thursday morning, 2 June 2020, at around 10:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with a military jeep escort and a bulldozer at the seasonal encampment of a Palestinian community in Wadi a-Ras al-Ahmar, north of the village of Fayasil a-Tahta in the Jordan Valley. The force demolished seven tents used as seasonal homes by five families totaling 34 people, including 14 minors. The force also demolished eight tents and a shack that served as livestock pens, three livestock enclosures, four tents used as kitchens, and two tin restrooms. The families live on site from October to May and are currently living in another area in the Jordan Valley.
On Friday morning, 12 June 2020, at around 9:00 A.M., dozens of settlers entered the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya. They began wandering among the houses and harassing the residents. After about a half an hour, soldiers arrived at the scene. They treated the residents dismissively and refused to remove the settlers. Only after some 15 Palestinian activists and residents began marching in protest towards the settlement of Susiya, did the soldiers remove the settlers from the village.
The military expelled the residents of Khirbet Susiya from their village in 1986 and they relocated to their farmland. Since then, the military and settlers have trying to drive them out of there, too.
On Tuesday morning, 9 June 2020, at around 7:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with an escort of military jeeps and a crane truck at the Palestinian community of al-Muntar, which lies in al-Quds district, southeast of the town of al-‘Eizariyah. The forces confiscated four residential shacks that served as a residence for four families, 19 people in total, including nine minors. One of the shacks was donated by a humanitarian aid organization. Four of the shacks served as livestock enclosures.
In addition, Yesterday morning, at around 8:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with an escort of military jeeps, Border Police officers and a crane truck at the Palestinian community of Abu Ghaliya , southeast of the town of al-‘Eizariyah, in the area Israel defines as E1. The forces dismantled and confiscated a wooden structure and tin plates that served as a residence for a family of 11 people, including four minors. The community consists of 20 families, 170 people in total, half of whom are minors. The community is not connected to water or electricity networks and relies on electricity supply from solar panels donated by the E.U. and purchasing of water containers. The children of the community are driven to school in ‘Anata in buses supplied by the Palestinian Authority.
From there, the forces continued 200 meters north to the community of Nkheilah, also in the E1 area, where they dismantled and confiscated a wooden guest room used for communal purposes, pipes and shade sails. Similarly, this community is not connected to water or electricity networks and relies on electricity supply from solar panels donated by the E.U. and purchasing of water containers. The children of the community are driven to school in ‘Anata in buses supplied by the Palestinian Authority.
The Civil Administration demolishes five residential shacks in the Jericho area, leaving 23 people, 11 of them minors, homeless
Today, 3 June 2020, around 7:00 A.M., about 15 military jeeps escorted by a crane truck and a bulldozer came to Abu Dahuk community in the Deir Hajla area of Jericho. The forces demolished five residential shacks of an extended family and another structure it used as a kitchen, leaving 23 people, 11 of them minors, homeless. In addition, the forces confiscated three water containers, six solar panels, four air conditioners, two refrigerators and shade sails, belonging to the same family.
The family lived for 30 years at a site, about ten kilometers east of the current one. On 20 January 2020, the military handed the family a stop-work and demolition order and expelled from their previous place of residence on the grounds that it is a closed military zone.
The Civil Administration Demolishes eight residential Structures and an agricultural structure in various communities in the South Hebron Hills
Today, Wednesday, 3 June 2020, around 7:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with an escort of Border Police officers, military jeeps, a bulldozer and a digger to Khirbet al-Mufaqarah in the South Hebron Hills. The forces demolished a tent that served as a residence for a family of two . Later on, the forces continued east to the Mughayir al-‘Abid community and demolished a tent used for agricultural purposes.
From there, the forces continued south to Khirbet al-Fakhit, where they demolished a tent that served as a residence for seven people, three of them minors. Finally, the forces continued south to Khirbet al-Markez, where they demolished six residential buildings, four of which were tin-covered cinderblock structures and two tents. The six structures housed 35 people, 25 of them minors. The structures were built with financial aid from the European Union.
On Monday, 1 June 2020, at around 3:00 A.M., military and police forces raided three communities in the al-Jiftlik area of the Jordan Valley; Khirbet ‘Alan, Khallet al-Fouleh and al-Musafah. The forces arrested six residents on the grounds they had stolen water. The forces also confiscated two bulldozers and a tractor. The six arrested residents are still held in the Ofer military prison.
The same day, at around 7:00 A.M., Israeli Civil Administration personnel came with an escort of military jeeps and two bulldozers to Khirbet ‘Alan, southwest of the village of al-Jiftlik in the Jordan Valley. The forces demolished irrigation networks intended for agricultural crops, owned by two of the community’s residents, and confiscated a water pump owned by one of them. The forces also issued several summons for farmers to report to the Binyamin police station.
From there, the forces continued north along Route 90, where they demolished five roadside tents owned by residents of the villages of Bardalah and Kardalah, who used them for vending fruit and vegetables, and confiscated produce. Afterwards, the forces demolished other tents farmers had erected for the same purpose a week earlier, on 27 May 2020, and also confiscated their produce.
That morning, 27 May 2020, Civil Administration personnel came with an escort of military jeeps and a bulldozer to the village of Furush Beit Dajan in the Jordan Valley. The forces demolished a house under construction designed for a village residents for his upcoming marriage. Last month, the Civil Administration issued the owner a demolition order by power of Military Order 1797.
Israel’s regime of occupation is inextricably bound up in human rights violations. B’Tselem strives to end the occupation, as that is the only way forward to a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality are ensured to all people, both Palestinian and Israeli, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.