The Israeli occupation notifies 7 agricultural dunums with evection in the village of Wadi Rahhal

The Israeli occupation notifies 7 agricultural dunums with evection in the village of Wadi Rahhal


Violation: a military order to confiscate 7 dunums

Location: Wadi Rahhal/  Bethlehem

Perpetrators: the army of the Israeli occupation

Victims: Abdelaziz Shwaiki and his brothers

Details :

Israel Inspection Central Committee notified on April 29, 2013 a 7dunum plot with evection. The land is owned by citizen Abdelaziz Shwaiki(58) and his brothers. More specifically, the land is located in the area of Wadi Rahhal, south of Bethlehem governorate; the occupation claimed the land as "State land". In case the land grab takes place, many neighboring lands from Bethlehem will be under the spot of targeting and will be threatened with confiscation as well.

It should be marked that part of the  targeted lands is  planted with olive trees where the other parts are unused. According to the military order, an article gave owners a 45 day objection  period on the order. Noteworthy, such articles are only superficial and never ended up in favor of Palestinians.

 From another side, the chairman of Wadi Rahhal village council asserted that the aim behind such Israeli activities in the area is to expand the colony of Efrat that is located in the nearby .

Photos 1-3: the targeted land by the order

Photo: 4: the military order with a map indicating the confiscated areas attached


About Wadi Rahhal :

It is one of villages relative to Bethlehem governorate  and is located to the south of it. The village is edged by Janatah from the east, al-Khadr from the north, Wadi al-Nis from the west and Jurat al-Sham'a from the south.

For further information about the assaults and violations Wadi Rahhal underwent during 2012, please read through the reports issued by Land Research Center as follows:

  • A military order to confiscate lands from the areas of Wadi Rahhal, Wadi al-Nis and Um Salamona (Ar, Eng)
  • A stop-work order on a house in the village of Wadi Rahhal (Ar, Eng



Prepared by
The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders