Yish Kodesh colonists destroy 27 olive saplings in Qusra

Yish Kodesh colonists destroy 27 olive saplings in Qusra
  • Violation: Damaging 27 olive trees
  • Date: 07/01/2014
  • Location: Qusra- Nablus governorate
  • Victims: 3 families
  • Perpetrators: Colonists of Yish Kodesh


At the early hours of January 07, 2014, colonists of Yish Kodesh destroyed 27 olive seedlings aged two years old that were planted in Basaltah, east of Qusra four months ago. The seedlings belong to Abdullah Abu Raida, Theiba Hasan, and Dirar Abu Raida.

It should be remarked that Basaltah witnesses attacks on almost a daily basis, given that it is in the vicinity of the colony of Yish Kodesh. The colonists do not spare a chance to leash their attacks on Palestinians and their lands, destroyed agricultural tools and ravage trees.


Pictures 1-2: The targeted trees

Head of Qusra village council, Mr. Abdul Azim Abu Rida, stated to an LRC observer that: "Baslatah is considered a main target for colonists who relentlessly try to seize the lands in the area by provocative means such as, smashing tools, uprooting trees, and closing roads. Colonists enjoy the protection and support of the Israeli occupation army who deny farmers access to their agricultural lands. This is a dangerous indicator since lands are becoming dry.


18 kilometer south east of Nablus, Qusra is surrounded by Aqraba, Jalud, Talfit, and Bani Fadel. Qusra has a population of 5500 people according to projections made in 2013. It has a total area of 9,878 dunums, 776 of which are a built-up area of the village. 

The Israeli occupation devoured lands of Qusra and nearby Jurish villages in order to build Migdalim colony which was built in 1982.The colony has a total area of 170.6 and is inhabited by 152 colonists.


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