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A Wide Settlement Plan to Link the Center of Israel with the Palestinian Jordan Valley

madeeha araj

2018 / 12 / 10
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By: Madeeha Araj,

In his latest  weekly report about  Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank including Jerusalem  the National Bureau for the Defense of  Land  stated , that the Israeli Government and its extremist parties maneuvers continue to control the Palestinian land, as Eli Ben-Dahan of the Jewish House Party is trying to pass laws in the Knesset to impose them on the West Bank in preparation for the annexation of large areas of land. He sent a letter to all the heads of committees in the Israeli Knesset urging them to speed up discussing them. In his letter,  he requested them to postpone approving those laws until a military order is taken. It seems that majority of the responded to his request in clear violation for the international legitimacy and its resolutions, the Geneva Conventions, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.


In an interview at the Israeli settlement right-wing newspaper "Beshiva", the Israeli Housing Minister, Yo av Galant, boasted of the increasing number of settlers and the doubling of the settlement units that have been marketed over the past 3 years, disclosing the silent increase in budgets for planning and development in the settlements units in the area south-west of Nablus, and other settlement blocs in the Salfit and Qalqilia Governorates.


At the same time, the Israeli occupation forces and the municipality of Moshe Le on  in Jerusalem continue to demolish houses of the citizens under various pretexts. They have demolished a house belonging to Na im Abu Duweih in the Al-Sala neighborhood in the Jabal Mukaber. The house owners tried to prevent the Israeli occupation forces from demolishing the house, but they assaulted and then arrested him. The Israeli occupation forces also prevented the paving of a road in the old town of Beit Hanina, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, claiming that the work is falling within the area C.


Moreover, the Israeli bulldozers continued to raze and open roads in two settlement outposts located on the lands of Jalud village, south of Nablus, where the settlers of the outpost of Ish-Kudash built new settlement units at the northern end of the settlement point, where the heavy machinery of the settlers carry out the work of digging and excavating the road, while the settlers of the" Hiyah "outpost located on the land of the Jalud village planted trees. The expansion of the settlement came in conjunction with the Israeli occupation government s decision to proceed with legitimizing of all the settlement outposts and the annexation of other outposts in the areas of the new settlement of Amihai, which was approved by the occupation government to accommodate 1100 settlement families and turn it into a real settlement town.


In the Salfit governorate, bulldozers continued to settle land and infrastructure to expand the settlement of Brokan, and to increase settlement construction at the expense of the lands of Bruqin and Sarata village west of Salfit. In the northern Jordan Valley, the military court approved the demolition of the water network in the Aqaba village after it refused the appeal of the residents. The head of the Aqaba village Council, Haj, Sami Sadiq, said that the village council s lawyer informed them of the court s refusal to revoke the decision to demolish the network and to approve the decision issued by the occupation army to remove the network under the pretext of unauthorized residency. As for the water network project, he pointed out that it serves about 70 houses. Israelo occupation forces also continued to demolish Al-Tahadi school in the village of Al-Simeya, near the town of Samou, south of Hebron. The Israeli occupation forces demolished the school and confiscated its equipment before it is opened within the next few days.


In the follow-up to the file of the Khan Ahmar village, the Israeli army distributed military orders to close the roads leading to the village until Jan. 15th, 2019 under the pretext of military activities. For his part, Netanyahu continues tantalizing the Bedouin settlement file in occupied Jerusalem, keeping the evacuation of the housing complex in anticipation of proceedings that may be issued by the International Criminal Court without abandoning the demolition decision .


A list of Israeli Occupation and Settlers Assaults over the Last Week, Documented by the National Bureau:


Forcing Jerusalemite citizen, Amin al-Abbasi to demolish a parking lot in the Ayn-Luza neighborhood in Silwan town under the pretext of building without a license. He was given 48 hours to demolish it otherwise he has to pay high fines.

Issuing a decision to evacuate a house in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, belonging to Siam family, until the beginning of March 2019.

Storming and handing over demolition notices in Issawiya town, and summonse orders to review the occupation municipality. They photograph buildings, houses and roads in the town under the pretext of building without a license.


Rejecting a petition to demolish the Abu Humayd family s house in the Amari Refugee Camp in Ramallah. The family was given permission to vacate the four-storey house until the 12th of Dec. Knowing that the occupation forces demolished the house in 1994 and 2003, as a retaliation against the family since the death of her son Abdel Moneim.



Erecting a candelabrum on the roof of the Haram Ibrahimi to commemorate the so-called Hanukkah festival.

Notifying 3 citizens of the Hathalin family to demolish their homes in Um-Kheir village, east of Yatta.

Braking into and searched a house in Beit Umar, north of Hebron.



Seizing an agricultural housing after breaking into a land belonging to the village of Majdal Bani Fadel, owned by the citizen, Maqbola zammad Osman.

Puncturing 15 tires of vehicles in the town of Oudla, south of Nablus, wrote racist slogans.

Seizing 3 concrete trucks at the school of Froush Beit Dajan, east of Nablus.



Seizing poultry equipment from a facility in the town of Bartaa, estimated at -$- 250,000.



Running over a lady, Fatima Issa, 70, from the village of Jouraat-Shama a.

Jordan Valley:


Demolishing 2 houses in the village of Fasayel in Jericho Governorate in the Jordan Valley under the pretext of unlicensed construction, and seizing an agricultural tractor in the village of Bardala. Many agricultural lands were photographed in the villages of Ibzig, Bardala and Kordala.

Stealing NIS 50,000 and JD 6,000 from the house of Mousa Mahmoud Nawawra from the town of Fasayel-Tahta in the Jordan Valley, Destroyed its contents.