Posted on 26th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, Displacement Working Group, East Jerusalem, Greater Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley.

The Displacement Working Group reports the following demolitions over the past week, as East Jerusalem demolitions surge once more.  

In total, 1,082 people have been displaced this year, compared to 606 for the whole of 2010. More than 561 structures including 209 homes have been demolished.


East Jerusalem and Greater Jerusalem

As-Suwwana, East Jerusalem: The playground of the Ibrahimi School was leveled by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. The area leveled would be part of the proposed plan for a national park in the Mount Scopus area which would hinder the development of the Palestinian neighborhoods of al-‘Isawiya and at-Tur.

At-Tur, East Jerusalem: One large animal shelter was demolished by the Israeli Israel Nature and Parks Authority affecting three people.

Beit Safafa, East Jerusalem: Two animal shelters were demolished by the Jerusalem Municipality, affecting 26 people.

Al-Makhrour, Beit Jala Bethlehem:  Three seasonal lodgings used for agricultural purposes were demolished, affecting at least 18 people. The community mentioned that the houses were built at least 100 years ago by the land owners.The family is also expected to pay for the cost of the demolition. The area is in close proximity of the Har Gilo settlement.


Jordan Valley

Fasayil al-Wusta, Jericho: Seven residential shelters (three uninhabited), three kitchens and six animal shelters were demolished in Fasayil al-Wusta. This displaced at least 32 people and affected 30 more. The same community had suffered a demolition on 14 June, when 100 people were displaced.

Fasayil al-Fauqa, Jericho: Two animal barracks were demolished, affecting nine people. It’s the third demolition of the family’s animal shed in this location. Two women were injured by the demolition team when they tried to retrieve belongings from the shelter.



Idhna, Hebron: Several water structures and agricultural structures were demolished.

Al-Majnouna (ad-Dura), Hebron: Several greenhouses and at least one cistern were demolished.

Nablus governorate: Two roads connecting Huwwara, Beita and Za’tara were demolished, affecting access for some 6,000 people.

Kufr ad-Deek, Salfit: Three wells for agricultural use were demolished as well as three agricultural structures. This demolition affected 15 families, approximately 75 people.