Israeli forces, on Monday, ordered a halt on the construction of several Palestinian-owned structures in Khirbet Yarza and al-Jiftlik villages in the Jordan Valley, according to sources.

Activist, Aref Daraghmeh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces handed a villager, identified as Salem Abu al-Tayyib, from Khirbet Yarza, east of Tubas city, a notice ordering him to stop the construction of his agricultural and residential structures including tents.

Soldiers also handed notices to several other villagers from al-Jiftlik, north of Jericho city, ordering them to halt the construction of agricultural and residential tents and to uproot their palm trees, citing unlicensed construction as a pretext for halting construction.

It is important to note that Israel recently ordered a halt on the construction of two Palestinian houses in the villages of al-Khader and Beit Skarya, near the city of Bethlehem, southern occupied West Bank.

Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;

  • Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
  • No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.