HEBRON: Demolitions and Confiscations for 1998

CPTnet<br>
February 8, 1999<br>
1998 Statistics from Abdel Hadi Hantash of the Hebron Land Defense Committee<br>
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Settler or Israeli military "Civil Administration" (CA) actions:<br>
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30,000 dunams of land were confiscated -- about 2.95 percent of the Hebron<br>
District in 1998 -- by the "Civil Administration," (CA) - the military offices<br>
administering the Occupied Territories. 30,000 dunams is equal to about 7,500<br>
acres or 30 square km. The Hebron District has a total of 1,015 km square.*<br>
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78 stop work orders were issued by the CA to Palestinians building homes.<br>
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41 home demolition orders were issued to Palestinians by the CA.<br>
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48 Palestinian homes were demolished by the CA.<br>
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3 frames of Palestinian houses were demolished by the CA.<br>
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6 cases of multiple tents burned by the CA.<br>
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18 cases of homes being attacked (several homes in some cases) by the CA or by<br>
Jewish settlers.<br>
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1 case of a burned Palestinian house.<br>
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115 evacuation orders given to Palestinians by CA or IDF to leave land or<br>
houses or both.<br>
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6 cases of orders given to Palestinians to destroy terraces by the CA.<br>
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9 cases of chemical destruction of Palestinian fields of wheat and other<br>
grains by settlers.<br>
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15 new roads were opened through or on Palestinian land by the Israel Defense<br>
Forces (IDF) /CA or settlers.<br>
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32 cases of Palestinian land being bulldozed by the IDF/CA or<br>
settlers.<br>
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16 cases of uprooted trees (in one case, more than 200 trees, olives, grapes<br>
and figs, were uprooted in an area of more than 500 dunums or 125 acres) by<br>
settlers or the CA.<br>
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18 cases of Palestinian farmers being attacked in their fields by settlers or<br>
the CA/IDF.<br>
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5 cases of Palestinian farmers being prevented from working their land by the<br>
IDF or settlers.<br>
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10 cases of Palestinian wheat, building materials, or other items being<br>
confiscated by CA.<br>
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2 cases of Palestinian goats being confiscated (50 were confiscated in one<br>
case) by CA.<br>
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4 cases of Palestinian farmers' land being planted by settlers.<br>
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23 cases of Palestinians arrested for defending their land.<br>
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Plans to expand 4 quarries (under Israeli control) announced.<br>
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5 cases of Arabic or Hebrew newspaper announcements by the CA to expand<br>
settlements across the Green Line [the border<br>
between Israel and the Occupied Territories as set in 1967].<br>
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6 cases of settlement expansion<br>
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17 cases of settlers erecting new buildings (multiple buildings each case).<br>
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7 cases of settlers putting mobile homes on land (multiple mobile homes each<br>
time).<br>
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6 cases of Palestinian land being surveyed by settlers.<br>
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2 cases of electric poles being destroyed in the city of Hebron by settlers.<br>
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Reported by Abdel Hadi Hantash on Palestinian radio and in Palestinian<br>
newspapers the week of January 16, 1999.<br>
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*(Figures for area of the Hebron District from "The Status of the Environment<br>
in the West Bank," issued in October 1997 by the Applied Research Institute-<br>
Jerusalem.)<br>
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