Bedouin Home Demolished

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 20 January 2010
Region MENA [ Middle East/North Africa ]
Country Palestine
Location Ramallah

Affected persons

Total 10
Men 0
Women 0
Children 5
Proposed solution
Details Bedouin home demolished near Ramallah.docx
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Bethlehem – Ma’an – Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by the Israeli army, demolished the home of Hassan Salem Al-Ka’abna in the village of Jab’a, southeast of Ramallah on Tuesday. According to Salem Al-Ka’abna, Hassan’s son, the family had not received formal notification of the demolition. The home was demolished because the roof is constructed out of aluminum, which requires an Israeli planning permit. Israeli forces initially prohibited the family from collecting their belongings, but were eventually swayed and allowed the women to retrieve certain items, the son said, adding that soldiers handcuffed him and his cousin Nidal Moussa until the demolition was complete. Ten members of the Al-Ka’bna family were made homeless as a result, including five infants. The family home was built in 1978, before the nearby Adam settlement was constructed, which is 200 meters from the home. In 1994, the family added a balcony to the home.

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