Israel Nature Authority serves an eviction order on 26 dunums in Qarawat Bani Hasan village

Israel Nature Authority serves an eviction order on 26 dunums in Qarawat Bani Hasan village


Violation: eviction order on 26 dunums

Location:  Qarawat Bani Hasan-Salfit

Date:  September 16, 2015

Perpetrators: Israel Nature Authority

Victims:  two agricultural families from the area


The area of Bir Abu Ammar (1100 dunums), northwest the village of Qarawat Bani Hasan is considered one of the agricultural areas that generate income for several families from the village. Not only that, the area has a huge water reservoir that supplies the village with its needs from drinking water and irrigation water as well.

The Israeli occupation authorities in 1985 declared the area as a natural reserve in order to steal the land and Judaize it.

A staff from Israel Nature Authority on September 16, 2015 hanged two military orders on a fence that surrounds a 26 dunum plot. The plot was planted with 123 olive seedlings 4-7 years ago to protect the land from takeover.

Photo 1: the targeted area of Bir Abu Ammar

Photo of one of the served orders on the plot


The occupation justified the operation under the claim that the olives were planted within area classified as natural reserve, taking into account that the plot is owned by two Palestinian families. The notified people were given a 48 hour deadline to uproot the seedlings and restore the previous status of the plot. The following table shows information about the affected and their plot:

The affected

Area of plotdunum

No. of seedlings

No. of order


Omar Rayyan


38 (4years)


Nadir Mir’i


85( 7years)








It should be marked that the area of Bir Abu Ammar witnessed over the past five years a wave of attacks and violations against Palestinian land and human.

During 2012, Israel Nature Authority notified 500 dunums from the area of Bir Abu Ammar of eviction  under the claim of the area being classified as natural reserve. The notified owners are namely (Ibrahim ‘Asi, Yousef Mir’i, Sabir Mir’i and Ismael Salloum).

Before 2012, the Israeli occupation army confiscated the machineries used in the rehabilitation of 500 dunums. Despite all obstacles, the Palestinian farmers insist on taking care of their lands to protect them from colonial plans.


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders