Israeli Occupation Implements Separation and Military Siege on the Palestinian Territories

Israeli Occupation Implements Separation and Military Siege on the Palestinian Territories

The Israeli policy of applying separation and military blockade on the Palestinian Territories is a not a new concept. That is despite the fact that it appears as the Israeli new solution invented to face up to the recent Palestinian Uprising. 


This policy of separation and disconnecting between the Palestinian villages and cities in addition to military blockade of all the West Bank and Gaza is an old plan put forth by the Israeli army to face up to a possible Palestinian declaration of statehood. This plan is being implemented right now as the Land Research Center has observed and documented Israeli steps taken throughout the Uprising to execute such a plan. This report details the steps taken by the Israeli Army to activate the plan in the Nablus district. Other reports about other districts are to follow soon.

The separation plan has been implemented in the district of Nablus according to the following points:

  • Jerzeem Mountain Summit: Israel has taken step to develop the military point that was stationed there before the events of the Uprising. Now, it is the main military camp in which tanks, radar systems, military beams, in addition to heavy machineguns (500 and 800 ml) are stationed. Such machineguns have caused at least six deaths and tens of injuries in around Joseph's Tomb.

  • Ibal Mountain Summit: The Israeli military camp there has been developed to be able to accommodate the landing and departure of helicopters used to quell the Uprising. 

  • Nablus-Beit Foreek Road: The mobile military checkpoint, which used to appear occasionally at the beginning of the by-pass road, became a permanent one. Huge cement blocks were placed there in addition to the closure of three sandy roads branched off the Beit Dujnn – Beit Foreek main road. 

  • Nablus – Aorta Road: Israeli Army built a cemented check point at the old entrance of the village of Aorta in addition to a sandy one 300 meters to the west of the cement check point. 

  • Nablus – Old Beit Dujnn Road: This road is about one kilometer long. Israel used huge military D9s to demolish it. Now the road is usable neither by foot nor by car. 

  • The Southern Entrance of Nablus – Hawara Military Camp Cross Roads: At the inception of the Uprising cement blocks were installed there to separate between Hawara camp and the village of Kufr Qaleel. This cemented-checkpoint also separates between the cities of Nablus and Ramallah, as it is located on the main road connecting between them.

  • Aorta village – Rojeeb village Road: 

  • A tank military checkpoint has been installed there to prevent the movement between the two villages. The point is located about 700 meters to the east of the western entrance of the city of Nablus and its firepower has been used frequently to suppress the Uprising. 

  • Tal village – Berein village Road: This sandy road has been blocked to hider its usage as an alternative road used to get out of Nablus to Ramallah and the villages close to Nablus 

  • Za'atara Crossroad – Salfeet crossroad: 

  • These crossroads, which are located on the Ramallah-Nablus main road, has been blocked with sandbanks that are 2 meters high as to prevent the movement between Nablus and both of Ramallah and Salfeet. 

  • Nablus – Qalqilia Road: A permanent military checkpoint was installed there at the inception of the Uprising to avert the movement between the two cities. The point was installed at the Qouseen village crossroad. 

  • Nablus – Tulkarem Road: 

  • A permanent cement checkpoint has been established at the Deir Sharaf village crossroad. The checkpoint separates between Nablus, Jenin and Tulkarem, from one end and between Jenin and Tulkarem from the other. 

  • Nablus – Aseerah Road: A permanent checkpoint isolating Aseerah from Nablus.

  • The Eastern Entrance of Nablus – Jericho Road: 

  • A military checkpoint was installed there at the Al Yassidi Farm near the village of Furoosk Beit Dujnn to obstruct the movement between Jericho and Nablus. 

  • Osreen Crossroad: This checkpoint isolates and prevents the movement between the villages of Joreesh, Qisra, Aqraba, Doma, Majdal Bani Fadel. It also prevents the movement between these villages and both of Ramallah and Nablus. The checkpoint is located to the north of Za'atara crossroad in the direction of the by-pass road leading to the settlement of Ma'ale Afraeim.  


                                                                                                                                                                                                 To be Continued






Prepared by
The Land Research Center

Categories: Separation Plans