Posted on July 4, 2018, by & filed under House Demolitions, ICAHD reports, News.


This month, 22 structures were demolished in the occupied Palestinian Territories (including East Jerusalem) displacing 13 people – 7 of whom are children – and affecting a further 121 people.

All the demolitions and confiscations but one – a Punitive demolition of a house in Barta’a ash Sharqia – occurred on the grounds of lacking an Israeli-issued building permit. Most of the demolished structures supported agricultural, herding and commercial livelihoods.

Full list of Demolitions:

 

  • On 2 June, 2018, Israeli military forces ordered a halt on the construction of a school in the village of Mreiha. Local residents reported that Israeli forces confiscated the working equipment from the site and ordered the construction to stop, for allegedly being built without an Israeli buildingpermit.
  • On 7 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished the unrecognised Bedouin village of Al- Araqib in the Naqab desert, in the south of Israel, for the 129th time in a row, displacing its residents once again.
  • On 10 June, 2018, Israeli forces delivered eviction notices to Palestinian-Bedouin families living near the village of Nueima, Jericho. They were ordered to leave the shacks they live in prior to demolishing them.
  • On 11 June, 2018, Israeli forces ordered a halt on the construction of a house and issued a Stop Work order against an agricultural facility in the town of Al Khader, Bethlehem
  • On 19 June, 2018, Israeli forces arrived in the unrecognised Bedouin village Bir Al Mashash, in the Naqab desert, Southern Israel, in order to take photos of houses before issuing demolition orders. Two women and a man whose yard they entered were arrested under the claim they had assaulted the agents and policemen. The arrestees were released later.
  • On 21 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a house in the unrecognised Bedouin village of A-Zarnuk, Naqab desert, Southern Israel.
  • On 20 June, 2018, Israeli forces delivered eight demolition orders targeting water wells and a shed, in the town of Teqoua’, Bethlehem. The wells and the shed were all built on privately owned Palestinian land.
  • On 20 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, affecting six people
  • On 20 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Sur Bahir, in occupied East Jerusalem, affecting five people
  • On 20 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Wadi al Joz, East Jerusalem, affecting 12 people from two households
  • On 20 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished two structures in Ath Thuri, East Jerusalem, affecting six people.
  • On 20 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a house under construction in Abu Dis, East Jerusalem, affecting ten people from two households.
  • On 20 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a house in Qalandiya, East Jerusalem, affecting four people, despite a court ruling barring the Israeli authorities from demolishing it. Israeli authorities have declared their intention to demolish at least 20 houses in the area, supposedly for being built too close to the Separation Wall.
  • On 21 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a house in Barta’a ash Sharqia, Jenin. The punitive demolition targeted the house of a Palestinian man who is accused of a ramming attack that killed two Israeli soldiers. The man has repeatedly denied the allegations and claims that it was an accident. The Israeli forces knocked down the inside walls of the 150 sq apartment, located on the third floor of an apartment building, causing significant damage to other apartments in the building. The demolition resulted in the displacement of three family members, who were not suspects and were not involved in any way in the alleged incident.
  • On 23 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Silwan, East Jerusalem, affecting 15 people from two households
  • On 23 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Ras al ‘Amud, East Jerusalem, affecting one person.
  • On 23 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, displacing a family of four
  • On 24 June, 2018, Israeli forces delivered demolition orders targeting three Palestinian homes in the town of Nahalin, Bethlehem.
  • On 24 June, 2018, A Bedouin family in the unrecognised village of Umm Nmeila, Naqab desert, Southern Israel, self-demolished their home, after receiving a demolition order in which they were told to either demolish their home or have the authorities do so and pay an exorbitant fine that can reach up to tens of thousands of NIS. Umm Nmeila is one of dozens of unrecognised Bedouin villages in the Naqab desert that do not receive any basic services from the authorities including health and education services and are not connected to water or electricity.
  • On 25 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished six nurseries and agricultural structures in Hizma, East Jerusalem, affecting the livelihood of 49 people
  • On 25 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Sur Bahir, East Jerusalem, displacing a family of six
  • On 26 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a structure in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, affecting seven people from two households.
  • On 26 June, 2018, Two Palestinian families self demolished their under construction homes in Silwan, East Jerusalem, after receiving a demolition order in which they were ordered to either self demolish the houses or pay an exorbitant fine for the Jerusalem municipality to do so.
  • On 26 June, 2018, Israeli forces dismantled a residential shed in Umm Fagarah, South Hebron Hills. This incident is the first of its kind; prior to this incident, Israeli forces opted to demolish the sheds and confiscate residents’ property.
  • On 27 June, 2018, Israeli forces demolished the unrecognised Bedouin village of Al- Araquib in the Naqab desert, south of Israel, for the 130th time in a row, displacing its residents once again.
  • On 28 June 2018, Israeli forces demolished two houses in Jaljuliya, Israel. The two-storey buildings were still under construction.