The Israeli occupation closes an agricultural road in Salfit governorate
Violation: closing an agricultural road
Location: next to Ariel colony
Perpetrators: Israeli occupation army
Victims: farmers of the area
The Israeli occupation authorities on July 03, 2015 closed an agricultural road by cement (road) blocks. The road is reported to be the route of some Salfit farmers to their lands in the northern part of the governorate, which is next to Ariel colony.
The closure came under the claim of “security purposes”, taking into account that the closed road is adjacent to the bypass road that leads the eastern entrance of Ariel colony. This entrance links the colony to the bypass road no. 60.
Now since the road is closed, farmers have to go through a series of hardships and long distances to access their agricultural lands, which are planted with fruitful olive trees. Noteworthy, the isolated area is reported to be of 150 dunums in area and is considered the source of income for many farmers as well.
It should be marked that the targeted road has been closed since the second intifada of 2000 by an iron gate.
As a response to colonists’ wish, the Israeli occupation authorities closed the road with cement blocks to cause farmers agony and fatigue amidst all of the complications, which aim at disengaging the farmers from their threatened of confiscation lands.
The Land Research Center