The Israeli occupation establishes a military zone in Qusra village

The Israeli occupation establishes a military zone in Qusra village


Violation: setting up a military zone

Location: Qusra village

Date: 28/11/2014

Perpetrators: the Israeli occupation army

Victims: Palestinian farmers


In a new Israeli plan that is aiming at colonial expansion, the Israeli military established on November 28, 2014 a military zone in the area of Kita' Kamil , southeast of Qusra village.

A plan to devour a vast area from Qusra:

The chairman of Qusra village council Abdelathim Abu Raideh told a  researcher  from Land Research Center about the Israeli plan which aims at harassing farmers and banning them from accessing their lands in Kita' Kamil. This comes under the pretext of maintaining  the security of Yesh Kodesh colony  , which is located in the nearby.

Photo 1: the new military zone

Abu Raideh also added: " the occupation starts outposts as military zones and then expands them to become bigger settlements. The recently established military zone is founded on a confiscated land in 2002 under the pretext of security reasons. Noteworthy, the area is close to Yesh Kodesh periphery zone, which made it an interest for colonists to expropriate".

According to LRC  filed observation on the area, Kita' Kamil is considered a hot spot of Israeli violations and assaults especially during the harvesting seasons. Despite all that, farmers are still resisting; they managed to open a new agricultural road in the area and planted a vast area as well despite colonists continuous attacks on trees  that are represented in torch and cut down.

Land Research Center documented the assaults and violations Qusra underwent during 2014 as follows:

  • Yesh Kodesh colonists damaged 27 olive trees in Qusra on 07/01/2014 (Ar, Eng)
  • Expansion works on Migdalim colony that is founded on Qusra lands on 11/05/2014 (Ar, Eng)
  • Stop-work orders on a cistern and a retaining wall in Qusra on 11/05/2014 (Ar, Eng)
  • Demolishing a retaining wall in Qusra  on 01/06/2014 (Ar, Eng)



Prepared by
The Land Research Center



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