Search Results for : demolition

12 Oct

Soldiers Take Measurements OF Palestinian Home Slated For Demolition

October 12, 2019 3:22 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the family home of a detainee, identified as Yazan Maghames, in Birzeit city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank, in preparation for demolishing the property. Media sources said dozens of soldiers, and officers of the Army Corps of Engineers, […]

14 Sep

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

07 Sep

Kairos Palestine’s Statement on Israeli House Demolitions

Everywhere, and throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the houses of Palestinians, which the international law stipulates that they be protected and preserved by the occupying authority. In violation to the said law and to implement colonial plans, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build […]

30 Aug

ISM Calls for Protest against Israeli Demolition ‘Charity’ Regavim in London

photo: Border police guard a bulldozer at it destroys a Palestinian home in the South Hebron Hill’s village of Um al Khair in 2016 On September 1st, UK Lawyers for Israel is hosting a talk by Regavim, a pro-settler NGO with charitable status, pivotal in speeding up demolitions of Palestinian homes across the […]

The view from al-Wallaja village toward the Israeli settlement of Gilo (image by Ghassan Bannoura)
13 Aug

Two Palestinian Families Receive Home Demolition Notices in al-Wallaja

Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday stormed the village of al-Wallaja, near Bethlehem, to issue demolition orders to two homeowners who were in the midst of building on their family land. Youth activist Ibrahim Awad Allah told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that demolition crews from the Israeli municipality in the […]

12 Aug

Rights group: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes amounts to ethnic cleansing

GENEVA, Saturday, August 10, 2019 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and HUMENA for Human Rights and Civil Participation said in a statement today that the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem amount to ethnic cleansing […]

06 Aug

Ongoing Demolitions in West Bank: Report

Israeli forces, today, demolished four structures and a house under construction in Bir Oneh village, Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem. Head of the Bethlehem Office of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Hassan Breija said that Israeli forces stormed and cordoned off the village, before a bulldozer demolished four barns […]

05 Aug

Ministry of Foreign Affairs : ‘Significant Escalation’ of Demolitions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates released a statement, concluding that the month of July witnessed a significant escalation of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses and facilities. According to surveys conducted by local, Israeli, foreign research centers, and UN reports, 43 water wells, houses, and apartments were destroyed, displacing […]

26 Jul

Palestinian President Suspends Agreements with Israel Following Demolition of 70 Palestinian Homes

The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, announced Thursday evening the suspension of all agreements and accords signed with Israel, citing the demolition this week of 70 Palestinian homes in Sur Baher, an area that is supposed to be under full Palestinian control according to the signed agreements. Abbas […]

25 Jul

US Blocks Attempt to Condemn Demolition of Palestinian Houses at UN

NEW YORK,  Thursday, July 25, 2019 (WAFA) – The US blocked an attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to issue a formal statement condemning Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes Sur Baher neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, earlier this week. The draft statement, circulated by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to […]

23 Jul

VIDEO: Palestinians and British ISMers Hospitalized in Sadistic and Brutal Display of Violence by Israeli Soldiers in East Jerusalem Demolition

Photo: ISMer’s neck shows strangulation marks where she was dragged across the floor by Israeli border police with her Kaffiyeh. 07/23/19 | International Solidarity Movement | East Jerusalem Two Palestinian families lost their homes yesterday in unprecedented mass demolitions in East Jerusalem carried out by 900 Israeli soldiers who hospitalized […]

19 Jul

UN Officials Call On Israel To Halt Sur Baher Demolitions

UN officials, on Wednesday, called on Israel to halt plans for mass demolitions in the neighborhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem. This came in a statement by Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Jul

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

13 Jul

Army Delivers A Demolition Order Against A Home Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered a demolition order, targeting a Palestinian home in Wad ash-Sheikh area, near the main entrance of the town. Mohammad Awad, a local media and human rights activists, said the soldiers delivered the […]

11 Jul

Army Delivers Demolition Orders Targeting Homes, Agricultural Structures, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the town of Ethna, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered demolition orders targeting several homes, agricultural structures and a barn. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers delivered many demolition orders, which included several homes, agricultural structures and sheds, in addition […]

28 Jun

Bedouin Village of Um Al-Kheir Fights Against New Demolition Threats

The illegal settlement Carmel looks over the Bedouin village of Um al-Kheir 06/26/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Umm al-Kheir The Bedouin village of Um al-Kheir, in the South Hebron Hills, has launched a new bid to save their homes from demolition. On Monday, activists from the village submitted a […]

23 Jun

Five Days after Demolition: Picking Up the Pieces

06/21/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Palestinian flags fluttered over the rubble of Mohammad al Dababsh’s home in the South Hebron Hills, this week, as local activists helped the family put up a temporary shelter. Pots and pans lay scattered amongst bricks, metal and dust – the […]

23 Jun

Demolitions in Tulkarem-area Village

Israeli bulldozers demolished an agricultural shed and a room under construction belonging to a Palestinian resident in Qafin village, north of Tulkarem, the occupied West Bank. Nezar Ajoli, the owner, said that a number of Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by a bulldozer, surrounded his land, located to the west of […]

18 Jun

Palestinians Warned of Accelerated Demolitions in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Center of Socio and Economic Rights, Monday, warned of the escalation of Israeli demolitions in occupied Jerusalem, noting it bears the nature of a collective form of punishment. The director of the center Zeyad al-Hamouree warned, in a statement, that the Israeli municipality and civil administration are carrying […]

17 Jun

After Court Ordered Demolition Of 100 Flats, Israeli Police Demands Removal Of Protest Tent In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli police officers invaded, Sunday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and demanded the Palestinians to remove a tent, which was installed to protest a Supreme Court ruling to demolish 16 residential buildings of more than 100 flats. The Israeli decision […]

30 May

VIDEO: Demolition of Sewage Station Invokes Environmental Disaster

Israeli forces, on 13 February, 2019,  demolished a Wastewater Screening Station  and other Palestinian owned facilities in the Bir ‘Ona area of Beit Jala town, located south of Jerusalem, central West Bank. The demolition, carried out without any prior notice by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, caused an environmental disaster […]

30 Apr

Demolitions Set for Two Public Buildings in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem has issued two demolition orders against two buildings in Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of construction without permit, according to local WAFA sources. Sources said that Israeli police and border guards accompanied municipality staff who presented the camp’s popular […]

29 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Garage, Deliver A Demolition Order, in Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, a garage in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and handed an order for the demolition of one home, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The soldiers invaded the ath-Thoury neighborhood in Silwan, and demolished a […]

17 Apr

Israel Begins Demolition of 500 East Jerusalem Homes (VIDEO)

Israeli bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, demolished a Palestinian house and a number of storehouses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. WAFA correspondence said that dozens of Israeli police cordoned off the Wadi Yasul area, in Silwan, and deployed in the alleyways, as the municipality bulldozers proceeded to demolish the […]

10 Apr

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Against Several Homes In Jerusalem

The Israeli “City Council” in occupied East Jerusalem issued, Wednesday, demolition orders targeting several homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the heart of the city. Raed Abu Mayyala, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by members of the City Council, invaded the town, […]

07 Apr

Two Villages in West Bank Receive Demolition Orders from Israeli Authorities

Two Palestinian villages in the West Bank received demolition orders Sunday from Israeli authorities, one in Hebron district, and the other in Bethlehem district, according to Wafa News Agency. 9 residential structures, in addition to caravans and animal barns, have been ordered to be destroyed in the village of Tuwanah, […]

01 Apr

Israeli Authorities Deliver Demolition Orders Near Hebron

2 Palestinian structures were ordered to be demolished, by Israeli authorities, in the southern West Bank city of Yatta, in the Hebron district, Ma’an News Agency reported Sunday. The two buildings, one the home of Abed al-Mutleb al-Nuajaa, the other a barn for livestock, belonging to Mousa Hassan al-Shuwaheen, using […]

18 Mar

Israeli Army Issues Demolition Orders Targeting Homes In Bethlehem

The Israeli army issued, Sunday, demolition orders targeting a number of inhabited and under-construction homes in Khallet al-Nahel and Khallet al-Qotin areas, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the National Commission against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said a large military […]

08 Mar

Israel Orders Demolition of Palestinian Home in Beit Jala

Israeli forces delivered a demolition order, Thursday, to the home of Ayman Rizq Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the city of Beit Jala, in the southern West Bank. Ayman’s brother Hajj Walid Zreineh told Maan News Agency, that Israeli authorities ordered the two-story home of Ayman and his […]

06 Mar

Soldiers Deliver Demolition Orders Targeting Two Apartments In Hebron

March 6, 2019 10:56 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, a neighborhood in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed orders for the demolition of two apartments, located in a five-story building, and owned by a detainee and his family. Media sources said the soldiers handed the family two orders […]

01 Mar

Family Left Homeless after Demolition in Lod

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian family home, leaving 11 family members homeless, in the city of Lod, central Israel, on Thursday. According to local sources, a large number of heavily armed Israeli police forces, along with bulldozers, stormed al-Mahatta neighborhood and demolished a home, under the pretext of being built […]

01 Feb

Two Silwan Families Left Homeless by Demolition

Fourteen family members were left homeless on Thursday, after the Israeli Civil Administration ordered for their homes to be demolished, in Silwan town, occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan said that Israeli bulldozers stormed the neighborhood and demolished the home of Issa Jaafra. The center added […]

31 Jan

Palestinian School Served With Demolition Order After Being Rebuilt

January 31, 2019 4:30 AM Ali Salam Hebron, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers served, Wednesday, a demolition order targeting a school in Masafer Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The population lives in “Area C”, under full Israel civil and military control. On Wednesday, the director of the Ministry of Education in Yatta, […]

30 Jan

Permitting Apartheid: Israeli House Demolitions in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 30, 2019 Israel demolished 20 percent more Palestinian-owned homes in Jerusalem in 2018 compared to 2017. Israeli authorities presented Ayman Naim Kawasbeh of Jerusalem with a terrible choice in […]

21 Dec

European Union Missions Condemn School Demolition

December 21, 2018 1:34 PM Ali Salam Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

The European Union (EU) missions, in Jerusalem and Ramallah, released a statement Thursday, condemning Israel’s demolition of the al-Tahadi 13 school in al-Simiya village, Maan reported. The school, located in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, destroyed by Israeli authorities, December 5, 2018 , was the 5th school in […]

15 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Remove Family From Home to Prepare for Demolition

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the home of Abu Hmeid family, in the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in the central West Bank, in preparation to demolish a four-story building, and engaged in the excessive use of force […]

07 Dec

Soldiers Deliver Demolition Orders In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, stormed many neighborhoods, and photographed  many homes, buildings and streets, before handing demolition orders targeting several buildings, and summoned many owners for interrogation. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers, and personnel […]

07 Dec

Israeli Court Denies Appeal Against Demolition Of Village Water Network

One year after the Al-Aqaba Village Council, east of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, filed an appeal with an Israeli court in an attempt to save the village’s water network, the court decided to deny it. Sami Sadeq, the head of Al-Aqaba Village Council, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency […]

29 Nov

Israeli Demolitions Leave Palestinians Homeless

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian home and a commercial building, on Wednesday, in the Jabal Al-Mukabbir neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. A Ma’an reporter said that dozens of Israeli forces, along with staff from the Israeli Civil Administration and several bulldozers, stormed the neighborhood and blocked a number of streets. […]

26 Nov

EU Condemns Shu’fat Demolitions

The European Union condemned, on Saturday, the Israeli demolition ‎of some 20 commercial structures in Shu’fat Refugee Camp of occupied East Jerusalem, stressing its part of “illegal expansion of Israeli settlement.” On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation demolished buildings as part of the Jerusalem ‎municipality’s policy of expanding enforcement with ‎respect to illegally-built […]

26 Nov

Demolition Notices Served against Four Structures near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Monday, distributed demolition notices for three houses and a shed belonging to Palestinians in al-Khalidiya area, southeast of Yatta town, to the south of Hebron, said a local activist. The popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces handed, to three brothers […]

23 Nov

Demolitions Continue Unabated in West Bank and Negev

Israeli forces have continued carrying out demolition procedures on Palestinian homes, this week, beginning on Wednesday, with the destruction of several shops in the Shu’fat neighborhood of East Jerusalem, a major center for the city’s refugee population. Dozens of Israeli soldiers also  invaded, on Wednesday, scores of Palestinian homes and […]

21 Nov

Army Starts The Demolition Of Stores In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers and police officers started, on Wednesday morning, the demolition of many stores in Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Nasser Fasfous, the spokesperson of Fateh Movement in Shu’fat, said dozens of soldiers, officers and employees of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, stormed the refugee camp, […]

05 Nov

Hebron: Demolition Notices Served to School, 3 Structures

Israeli authorities delivered demolition notices to one school and three housing structures in the Masafer Yatta area, in the South Hebron Hills, in the occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Monday. Coordinator of a local settlement against the Israeli apartheid wall, Rateb al-Jbour, reported that Israeli forces stormed the […]

21 Oct

Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village. Haaretz […]

18 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

16 Oct

Bulldozers Resume Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli occupation bulldozers resumed work on Tuesday, at Khan al-Ahmar village, to the east of Jerusalem, leveling land around and inside the village, apparently in preparation for its removal.   Activists on a 24-hour vigil, at the Palestinian village, to ward off Israeli attempts to destroy it and displace its […]

15 Oct

Na’alwa Family Receives Demolition Order

October 15, 2018 12:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday Shweika area in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, and handed the family of Ashraf Suleiman Na’alwa, 23, an official order for the demolition of their home. Media sources said the soldiers handed the order to the family, and informed that they have until October […]

03 Oct

Amnesty: Demolition of Palestinian Village of Khan al-Ahmar is Cruel Blow and War Crime

1 October 2018, 12:15 UTC: AMNESTY International – Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Some 180 […]

02 Oct

Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition

The aftermath of a house demolition in Jerusalem, September 2018. Photo credit: OCHA – OPT. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 Israeli forces demolished five Palestinian-owned structures in the holy city in September. Israeli authorities continued targeting Palestinian homes and businesses for demolition in the holy city throughout September. On September 20, […]

27 Sep

EU Exerts Effort to Halt Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The European Union (EU) has made contact, with the Israeli occupation, to stop the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, an official in the European Commission said. The official responsible of information and communication in the European Commission, Shadi Othman, said that the EU and its member countries […]

25 Sep

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out “warning” notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian law. Activists put up […]

20 Sep

European Delegation Says Khan al-Ahmar Demolition Is A War Crime

European parliamentarians from the delegation for relations with Palestine visited Khan al-Ahmar village on Wednesday, and warned that its demolition could be considered a war crime. Israel is slated to demolish the Palestinian village that would also displace over 30 families who live there, in order to build an all-Jewish […]

12 Sep

P.A. To Head To ICC Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has announced, Tuesday, its in tension to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Israel over the pending illegal demolition on al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian village. Chief Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has submitted a report to Prosecutor Fatou […]

05 Sep

Israeli High Court Approves Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, has finally decided to demolish the  West Bank Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar.  The ruling comes despite long petitions and protests by citizens and activists in the area, which is home to some 180 Bedouins living in tents near the Maali Adumim […]

04 Sep

189 Homes Still Face Threat Of Demolition In Al-Walaja

Waleed Assaf, the head of the National Commission against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, said that the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, is still facing the Israeli demolition of 189 of its homes. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Tuesday morning, Assaf said the demolitions are part of a […]

03 Sep

VIDEO: Bethlehem Palestinians Gather at Homes Threatened by Demolition, Israelis Join in Protest

A number of Palestinian citizens were injured after they stood up to the Israeli army’s attempts to demolish four houses in al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Eventually, the army demolished two out of four houses. Local sources in the village said that the residents gathered in two houses, early Monday, […]

01 Sep

Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolish a printing house in East Jerusalem, August 29, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER AUGUST 31, 2018 Israeli forces demolished six Palestinian-owned structures in the holy city in August. The European Union reported this month that nearly half of the Palestinian-owned structures demolished by Israeli […]

30 Aug

Bedouin Family Left Homeless as Negev Demolitions Continue

Israeli bulldozers, escorted by heavily armed Israeli forces, demolished a Palestinian home on Thursday, in the unrecognized village of al-Zarnouq, in the Negev area of southern Israel. According to local sources, large numbers of Israeli forces raided al-Zarnouq and began to demolish the house, under the pretext that it was […]

27 Aug

Army Delivers Demolition Order Of One Home, Abducts Three Palestinians, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Kobar village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, and delivered a demolition order targeting a home. Media sources in Ramallah, said the soldiers invaded and violently searched several homes, and abducted former […]

15 Aug

Home of 5 Palestinian Detainees Measured for Demolition

Israeli forces, along with Israeli army engineers, raided the Abu Hmeid family home, predawn Tuesday, in the al-Amari refugee camp that is located in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces and army engineers raided the al-Amari refugee camp and inspected […]

31 Jul

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Against Six Homes In Bethlehem

The Israeli “Civil Administration Office” run by the army in the occupied West Bank, issued demolition orders targeting six inhabited Palestinian homes in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Local nonviolent activist Ibrahim Awad said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the Jerusalem City Council and the “Civil Administration […]

28 Jul

ISM Report: Experiencing Arrest in Khan al-Ahmar, Threatened by Demolition by Israeli forces

07/26/18 | Steve Dhiman | International Solidarity Movement An ISM volunteer describes his experience of being arrested and almost deported by Israeli forces. On Wednesday, the 4th of July, I began training with the International Solidarity Movement, an organization where Palestinians and Israelis, Jewish people and Muslims work together in […]

26 Jul

UN Rights Expert: Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Could Amount to War Crime

Under the 1998 Rome Statute, the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, by Israeli occupying forces, could amount to war crimes if the demolition proceeds. Khan al-Ahmar has been under intense pressure, by Israeli forces, to abandon its land, after Israel’s government expressed the desire to connect the Ma’aleh Adumim settlement […]

20 Jul

Israel Ramps Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 19, 2018 UN reports a 12 percent increase in the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem over the first half of 2018. The demolition of Palestinian-owned homes and structures […]

20 Jul

Thousands Gather in Khan al-Ahmar to Protest Planned Demolition (VIDEO)

Thousands, on Wednesday, waved Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in protest against the Israeli plan to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village and replace it with illegal Israeli settlement units. Protesters included Palestinian citizens who came from cities all over the West Bank, in addition to Palestinian leaders and public figures […]

13 Jul

Another Court Ruling Achieved Delaying Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

Lawyers of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission” managed, Thursday, to obtain a ruling from the Israeli High Court freezing the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community until August 15th. Commission head, Waleed Assaf, said the ruling is related to the one which was achieved last Monday, postponing the […]

11 Jul

A Day of Demolitions: Houses Destroyed by JCB Vehicles at Abu Nuwar

By Amy Hall, Lydia Noon, Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson from Corporate Occupation Not content with continuous demolition of school classrooms, the Israeli authorities have now moved on to the demolition of homes in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar. Around 8.30am on Wednesday 4 May, Corporate Occupation witnessed Israeli soldiers, […]

11 Jul

West Bank School Raided, Threatened with Demolition

The Israeli army raided, on Tuesday, a school in the village of Khillat al-Dabe, in Masafer Yatta, southern occupied West Bank, and informed the head of the Twanneh village council, Muhammad Ribee, that it will be removed. Ribee told WAFA that the soldiers also informed a local resident that the […]

09 Jul

Army Issues Demolition Order Of One Home, Removal Of Make-Shift School

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed a demolition order of one home, in addition to delivering another order for the removal of mobile homes, which are used as a make-shift school. Rateb Jabour, the media coordinator of the […]

09 Jul

Twelve Palestinian Homes And Five Stores In Jenin Face Threat Of Demolition

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, the town of Barta’a ash-Sharqiya, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and summoned the owners of twelve Palestinian homes and five stores, for interrogation in Beit El, near Ramallah in central West Bank, allegedly for building without permits. Tawfiq Kabaha, a member of […]

06 Jul

Israeli High Court Issues Temporary Stay of Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Following an international media campaign and pressure from foreign diplomats, as well as non-violent passive resistance by Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, the Israeli High Court ruled Thursday to temporarily halt the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village located between Jerusalem and Jericho. The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is […]

06 Jul

Spain Condemns Israel’s Demolition of Bedouin Homes East of Jerusalem

The Spanish government denounced the Israeli demolition of Palestinian buildings and structures in the makeshift Bedouin village of Abu Nawar, east of Jerusalem. The Spanish government, in a statement, further urged Israeli authorities to cancel its plans to demolish the Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar, home to more than 180 […]

06 Jul

Demolition of Palestinian Villages has Strong Historical Resonance in Ireland

The TĂĄnaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., has condemned the demolitions and forced evictions at the Palestinian community of Abu Nuwar, where nineteen structures have been bulldozed by the Israeli authorities in the past day. He also expressed extreme concern about the situation at the […]

06 Jul

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]

06 Jul

UN Officials Call for an End to West Bank Demolitions and Respect for International Law

The Following is a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) : Today (Thursday), the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA, Mr. Scott Anderson, and the Head of the UN Office for […]

04 Jul

Video: Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Facing Imminent Demolition

Dozens of Israeli police officers and soldiers have surrounded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation to demolish it, including its school. Several Israeli vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the area at dawn, and started removing barriers, and creating a path to […]

02 Jul

Khan al-Ahmar Village within Days of Demolition

Israeli media reports that, after receiving approval from Israel’s High Court, Israeli security forces have reportedly begun preparing for the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village, in the occupied West Bank, according to the village’s residents, human rights activists, and Palestinian officials. 972mag, on Sunday, posted video footage from Israeli human rights […]

09 Jun

Military Order says Palestinians Have 96 Hours to Appeal House Demolition

Israeli forces demolish a home in Kobar village, August 16, 2018. Photo credit: Bahaa Nasr for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN JUNE 8, 2018 Even if Palestinians fulfill the appeal requirements put in place by military order 1797, Israeli authorities maintain complete authority to proceed with demolition. Two Jerusalem legal aid organizations […]

09 Jun

NGOs Call on Israel to Halt the Demolition and Forcible Transfer of Bedouins at Khan al Ahmar

Concerned about a recent ruling by Israel’s High Court of Justice authorizing the demolition of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar and evacuation of its residents to a site near Abu Dis, AIDA, a network consisting of more than 80 INGOs operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), […]

01 Jun

UN Officials Call on Israel to Halt Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

United Nations officials, on Friday, called on Israel to abandon plans to demolish and transfer the Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar community, east of Jerusalem. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Director of Operations in the West Bank, Scott […]

19 May

OCHA: “West Bank demolitions and displacement – April 2018”

Overview – In April, a total of 44 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank, an increase compared to the monthly average during the first quarter of 2018 (33 structures) and during 2017 (35 structures). However, given that the majority of the targeted […]

05 Mar

Residents of Umm Al-Hiran Receive Demolition Orders

People of the unrecognized Palestinian village of Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev desert area, on Sunday evening, received administrative demolition orders to a number of houses on the pretext that they are unlicensed buildings.   Local sources reported that vehicles of the Israeli occupation police broke into the village, handed […]

02 Feb

Israeli Court Orders Demolition Of Seven Buildings Near Hebron

An Israeli court ordered, Thursday, the demolition of seven Palestinian residential buildings in Susiya village, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The court was looking into petitions filed by Palestinians living in the targeted homes, and said that the “Civil Administration Office,” which is […]

01 Jan

Army Hands A Demolition Order Targeting Home Of A Detainee Near Jenin

January 1, 2018 11:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and handed a father of a Palestinian detainee, a demolition order targeting his home. The soldiers invaded the home of Khaled Mustafa Kamil, and violently searched the property, before handing him an […]

23 Dec

Family Destroys Jerusalem Home to Avoid Demolition Fees

Photo: An Israeli soldier stands guard as an army bulldozer with a demolition permit pulls down the house of a Palestinian family near the West Bank town of Hebron (AFP/Hazem Bader) A Palestinian family in occupied East Jerusalem was forced to tear down their own home on Saturday, to avoid […]

26 Nov

Susiya Under Renewed Demolition Threat

The Palestinian village of Susiya, located in the South Hebron Hills area of the southern occupied West Bank, is under renewed threat of expulsion by the Israeli state, according to a statement from international activists working in the area. The activists released a statement on Saturday, saying that on Wednesday, […]

21 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Invade Residential Towers Slated For Demolition Near Qalandia Terminal

November 21, 2017 1:13 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, and Army Corps of Engineers, invaded on Tuesday at dawn, the al-Matar neighborhood, adjoining Kafr ‘Aqab neighborhood, close to Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and broke into apartments in residential towers, slated for demolition for their “proximity to the Annexation Wall,” and for “being […]

20 Nov

Soldiers Take Measurements Of Six Residential Buildings In Kafr ‘Aqab To Carry Out Demolition Orders

On Monday, dozens of Israeli soldiers, and border Police officers, in addition to engineers of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded Kafr ‘Aqab neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and took measurements of six residential buildings in preparation for demolishing them. Ayman Romiyya, one of the residents of the neighborhood, said […]

16 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home, Hand Demolition Order Against Another, Near Ramallah

November 16, 2017 11:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of Ni’lin, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, demolished one home, and handed a demolition order against another home. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers demolished the home of Mohammad Adel Awad, in the […]

25 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Install Barbed Wires, Hand Demolition Order Against Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, installed barbed wires along the Annexation Wall, built on the villagers’ lands, and handed a demolition order targeting one home. Ibrahim Awad, a local activist in al-Walaja, said the soldiers installed barbed wires along the […]

25 Oct

Israeli Authorities Hand Demolition Notices; Cut Water to Homes in Silwan

October 25, 2017 11:23 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli water company Gihon cut off water to a number of Palestinian homes in the Silwan neighborhood in east Jerusalem, and on the same day issued demolition notices to several homes in the neighborhood. The new notices come just two days after another wave of demolition notices were issued […]

16 Oct

Army Abducts Three Palestinians, Serve Demolition Orders Targeting Five Homes, In Jerusalem

October 16, 2017 10:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers carried out, overnight until early morning hours Sunday, frequent invasions into the al-‘Isawiya Hizma towns, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted three young Palestinian men, in addition to attacking a father and his daughter. The soldiers also invaded al-‘Ezariyya town, and delivered demolition orders against five homes. Media […]

17 Sep

Palestinian Primary Schools Defy Demolition Orders

Israeli demolition of a European-financed school in the occupied West Bank has forced Palestinian children to instead attend classes in a tent. Palestinian activists restored some good cheer to primary school students in Jub al-Thib as they set about rebuilding their school, over the night of September 9-10, using concrete blocks. On August 22, Israeli authorities […]

11 Sep

Report: Demolitions Continue as Settlement Activities Increase by 85% in 2017

Jamal al-Shobaki, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative at the Arab League, said in a statement that the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by 85% if compared to the same period in 2016. He indicated, according to Al Ray […]

06 Sep

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

06 Aug

Demolition Orders Strike al-Walaja as Separation Wall Stretches through Hebron

On Thursday August 3rd Israeli Authorities issued thirteen military demolition orders for Palestinian properties in the village of al-Walaja, in the western part of the Bethlehem district. The orders target nine houses and four residential buildings, all of which are located on the Ayen Al jewaiza site, which Israel illegally annexed […]

04 Aug

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Against Twenty Homes Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Fheidat Bedouin area, east of Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and handed demolition notices targeting 23 homes and residential sheds. Local sources said the soldiers granted the families 72 hours to file appeals against the demolitions. They added that the army claimed the […]

04 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Hand Demolition Orders Targeting Four Homes In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the towns of Deir Abu Mashal and Silwad, north and east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and handed demolition ordered targeting the homes of three Palestinians, who were killed in June after killing an Israeli officer, and a similar order […]

30 Jun

ISM Journals: A Day in Umm al-Kheir, Threatened by Demolition

The fence separating Umm al-Kheir from the illegal Karmel settlement. 06/29/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Our day in Umm al Kheir started with a common flying checkpoint, set up by the Israeli forces in Zif. Our mini-bus driver didn’t want to pass this control so we got […]