The Israeli occupation confiscates irrigation network, damages crops in Hebron city

The Israeli occupation confiscates irrigation network, damages crops in Hebron city


  • Violation: attacks on lands
  • Location: Jabal Jouhar-Hebron
  • Date: 17/06/2015
  • Perpetrators: Israel Civil Administration and army
  • Victims: Citizen Kathem Rajabi


 The Israeli occupation authorities on June 17, 2015 confiscated an irrigation network from the plot of citizen Kathem rajabi in the area of Khallet Al-Idih, Hebron city.

Rajabi said that a force from the Israeli occupation army accompanied by a staff from the Civil Administration, private company and a JCB dozer raided the area and surrounded his land.  Workers from the private company embarked on cutting down the irrigation network, pulling it  out from amidst the seedlings; the dozer then loaded the gathered and damaged network into a truck. Noteworthy, most of the seedlings were damaged as a result.




Photos 1-5: view of the attacked agricultural lands

Rajabi said that he sustained a finical loss of 88,000 INS due to the attack; losses were reported as follows:

  1. Irrigation network (for 15 dunums) with an estimate of 75,000 INS
  2. Two Water pumps with an estimate of 3,000 INS
  3. A pesticides spraying pump with an estimate of 6,000 INS
  4. The uprooting of 2000 tomato seedlings at time of pulling out the irrigation network; total estimate is 2000 INS
  5. The uprooting of 300 cornflower seedlings with an estimate of 500 INS

It should be marked that tomato seedlings aged around 60 days where other corps aged 30 days. Citizen Rajabi was served a confiscation minute at the end of the operation.

Photo 6: the confiscation minute 

Citizen Rajabi asserted that this is the third time the Israeli occupation authorities confiscate irrigation networks and agricultural tools from his land. On July 2014, the Israeli occupation authorities confiscated power generators and water pumps form his land where irrigation networks were confiscated from his land on November of that year.

Noteworthy, the targeted lands of Rajabi are considered the source of livelihood for a 20 member family including 11 children.



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Confiscation