Shutting down the entrance of Izbet et-Tabib by rocks and road blocks

Shutting down the entrance of Izbet et-Tabib by rocks and road blocks


Violation: the occupation closes the entrance of the town
Date: 02/12/2013
Location: Izbet et-Tabib /Qalqiliya
Perpetrators: the army of the Israeli occupation
Victims: resident of the village

The village of Izbet et-Tabib, located to the east of Qalqiliya has witnessed a brutal wave of targeting by the troops of the Israeli occupation. At morning of Monday 02/12/2013, a massive force of the occupation raided the village and embarked a large-scale inspections on houses causing a trauma  for kids and residents. It should be mentioned that the occupation closed the western entrance of the village, which links it with the bypass road no.5. The closure was forced using rocks and road blocks.

The chairman of the village council Banan et-Tabib told an LRC observer that: " the town is an afflicted one since the occupation does not acknowledge it. Not only that, the occupation intended to harass the residents by shutting down the village's entrance multiple times. This left the residents deprived from the simplest life standards for there is no master plan for the village, which became under the threat of demolition and displacement.

About Izbet et-Tabib1:

It is located 7km from the eastern part of Qalqiliya city. The village is surrounded by Jayyous( from north), Nabi Alias( from west), Azzun(from east) and Aslieh (from south).  

Izbet et-Tabib has a total land area of 2,544dunums of which 19.6 is the built-up area and has population of 231 people until 2007. It should be mentioned that the bypass road no.55 has confiscated around 17 dunums from the lands of the village so far.

The lands of the village are classified as area B and C according to Oslo accords where area B is about 6%. The greater majority of Izbet et-Tabib land is classified as area C and is under the authority of Israel and is about 94%. The land classification in dunums is as follows:

  • 144 dunums are classified as area B
  • 2,400 dunums are classified as area

Source: Geographic Information System- Monitoring Israeli Violation- Land Research Center LRC



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