Land Capture Notification in Husan

Land Capture Notification in Husan



Violation: a notification for capturing 16 dunums of agricultural lands.

Location: Wadi abu Hamra – Husan.

Date: July 5, 2012.

Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation Army.

Victims: families of Husan village.






On July 5, 2012, Ibrahim, Theeb, and Mustapha Hamamra found land capture notifications for their lands (1.5, 8, and 8 dunums in area respectively) claiming that the lands are state properties. As for Ibrahim, the plot was rehabilitated 9 years ago while the income it generates is used to support the his 8-member-family.


Theeb Hamamra found a notification for his 8-dunum-plot which is planted with prunes, olives, and grapes. Another notification was found in Mustapha Hamara plot with the same purpose. Gayyath Nasser, an attorney of law, was assigned by the PA to follow up the cases.



Picture 2: Ibrahim’s notification

Picture 1: a map showing Ibrahim’s plot



Picture 4: Theeb and Mustapha notification

Picture 3: a map showing Theeb and Mustapha plots





Husan is one of the villages to the West of Bethlehem; it is 7 km away and is edged with the Armistice line and Al Qabu (west) (Al Qabu is one of the Palestinian villages that was evicted in 1948), Nahhalin and Al Khadr (south), Al Khadr (east), and Battir (north). According to Husan Cultural Center, the village lost 5000 dunums to the Israeli colonization activities; leaving the residents with only 3000 dunums.


The village is rich with spring water, having more than 5 springs including Al Hawiyya, Al Sakhouna, Sabour, etc. Husan contains 3 mosques and a huge football field. According to the 2009 statistics, the village population has exceeded 8000 people.


Previous Aggressions:


Husan, like many other Palestinian villages, has been a target for several Israeli aggressions; in 2009, the Israeli Army threw a military order announcing the confiscation of 13.5 dunums for security reasons. According to the order, ‘to build the prevention wall needed to prevent hostiles from passing through’. In 2010, the colonists deliberately soaked Al Harayeq area with sewage water. A group of Israeli colonists pumped huge amounts of sewage water into the 20-dunum-land planted with figs, grapes, prunes, and olives.



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