Land Research Center - LRC

Fact Sheet on Israeli violations during 2016

29-12-2016


 Demolition of 1064 structures and residences:


  • Demolition of 418 residences: this rendered 1852 people including 848 children homeless. The rate of home demolition increased with 208% compared to 2015. It is reported that the demolished houses were built by the following materials:
  • 132 houses were built by stones
  • 45 houses were built by cement and blocks
  • 93 houses were built by metal slaps
  • 2 houses were caravans
  • 126 houses were residential tents
  • 11 houses were residential caves
  • 2 under construction houses (foundation phase)
  • 8 houses were built by plastic panels

  • Jerusalem recorded highest rate of home demolition with 161 demolished houses. Nablus came second with 81 residences where Hebron city came last with 71 homes.


It should be marked that demolition "Under the pretext of unlicensed construction in an area classified "C" according to Oslo Accord"  came first with 386 demolished residences, of which 23 ones were self-demolished by owners where the rest (32) were demolished on the claim of "Security Reasons"



  • Demolition of 646 structures, of which 8000 people including 43000 children live off of them . The rate of structures demolition increased with 154% compared to 2015. The demolished structures were as follows:
  • 252 agricultural barracks
  • 51 agricultural storage and room
  • 12 sheds and tents
  • 24 retaining walls
  • two mosques
  • 11 parks
  • 7. 4 educational institutions
  • 8. 10 power grids
  • 9. 1 cave
  • 10. 121 homes facilities
  • 11. 57 water wells
  • 12. 96 commercial structures
  • 13. 2 roads

  • Threats of demolition on 927 structures and residences
  • 531 residences were threatened of demolition. The rate of home demolition increased with 109% compared to 2015.
  • 396 structures were threatened of demolition. The rate of structures demolition increased with 123% compared to 2015.




Confiscation of 13,295 dunums ( 43% increase rate)


  • 818 dunums were confiscated without military orders
  • 9477 dunums were confiscated by military orders
  • 3000 dunums were confiscated for the favor of colonies master plans




Attacks on 97000 trees of which 7000 were totally damaged


  • 3060 trees were ravaged
  • 2212 trees were uprooted
  • 2000 trees were affected by pumped sewage water of colonies
  • 916 trees were burnt down
  • 80 trees were chemically poisoned
  • 20 trees were damaged due to military trainings




464 colonists' attacks came as follows:


  • 58 attacks targeting 3060 trees
  • 110 attacks targeting 285 people
  • 195 attacks targeting archeological and religious sites
  • 46 attacks targeting 105 Palestinian residences
  • 17 attacks targeting 25 facilities
  • 28 attacks targeting 126 vehicle
  • 10 attacks ( confiscation of 818 dunums)




Colonization


  • 9 colonial outposts are being established
  • 90 colonies are undergoing expansion activities
  • 25 industrial zones were transformed into residential areas (colonies)
  • 64 master plans were either deposited or ratified
  • 4600 residential units were declared/ ratified or deposited
  • 756 colonial residential units were retroactively legalized
  • 3000 dunums are being prepared for new master plans of colonies