A Colonial Road in Wad al Ghrous
Violation: land confiscation order for opening a colonial road.
Date: August, 2012.
Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation Army.
Victims: residents of Wad al Ghrous.
On August 23, 2012, the Israeli Occupation Authorities issued a confiscation order for lands in Wad al Ghrous for the purpose of opening a new colonial road in the area. The orders were handed to Rami al Jabari who was asked to hand them to the owners.
The order entitled ‘layng control over lands’ and numbered (T/36/96) was issued by the Israeli Occupation Army and maps were enclosed showing the route of the road. The road will connect a military point with a colonial outpost, an extension of Kiryat Arbaa colony.
Picture 1: the military point to the north of Wad al Ghrous
Mohammad Zalloum, a resident and the man assigned to object to the order said that the road will devour over 7 dunums of the village lands. He said that the road edges a number of Palestinian houses and that these houses might be demolished for that reason. These residences are property off:
Mohammad M. Zalloum
Mohammad A Zalloum
The heirs of Mohammad Arafa
The heirs of Abdul Aziz Zalloum
Abdul Hasib Zalloum
Picture 2-4: threatened lands
He added that over 500 people live in the area and all of them will be harmed.
Picture 5: the residences nearby the street route
The road will penetrate the lands of:
Abdul Sami Jaber
The Heirs of Abdul Rahim Eseili
Sileima al Jabari
Most of the targeted lands are agricultural, mostly planted with grapes and prunes. The military point in Wadi al Ghrous was placed in 1995 after the massacre of the Ibrahimi Mosque. It captured over 25 dunums of Palestinian lands.
The area has been subject to numerous aggressions by the colonists of Kiryat Arbaa in addition to the closure of the road connecting the area to Hebron city.