In violation of Israel Supreme court decision of removal: Colonists of Adi Ad re-set up caravans in Nablus

In violation of Israel Supreme court decision of removal: Colonists of Adi Ad re-set up caravans in Nablus


  • Violation: re-setting up caravans in outpost
  • Location: Jalud village- Nablus
  • Date:  April 11, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Adi Ad colonists


 A group of fanatic colonists of Adi Ad on April 11, 2016 embarked on moving a number of water tanks and caravans to Adi Ad outpost for the sake of reinforcing its presence in the area and to combat the Supreme Court decision to halt construction and expansion in the area. The decision was made until legalizing the outpost by the government is considered.

Israeli Supreme Court made on October 12, 2015 a decision to stop colonists of Adi Ad from construction and expansion until considering the plea submitted by framers of Jalud through Yesh Din organization. The plea requested the removal of the outpost for the terror and damage it causes to the area.

It should be marked that the outpost is witnessing rapid expansion in terms of the roads network, which links it to the nearby outposts of Kida ,Ahya and Yesh Kodish. Not only, colonists were reported to ravage and area of 2000 dunums that was recently seized from the lands of Jalud, Al-Mughayyir and Turmus'ayya villages, north Ramallah governorate. Noteworthy, most of the lands were confiscated through a military order issued by the army commander of the West Bank.

It is reported that Adi Ad enjoys great attention  by the government itself for what it possesses of importance as the linking point between colonies of Nablus suburbs. The outpost  has the potential to link all colonies within a bloc that separates the northern part of the West Bank from the southern one. It also eliminates any chance to establish a Palestinian state, not mentioning its role in taking massive areas of lands over.


Photos 1-2: colonial expansion on Adi Ad


In the same context, the outpost Yesh Kodish was established in 2000 atop of the eastern hills of Qusra village; the outpost is considered an extension to Shevut Rahel colony. The establishment of the aforementioned outpost came in response to the call of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to take over the tops of hills for the sake of establishing new Israeli colonies.

The outpost is the incubator of fanatic colonists, who carry out arson attacks and harassment against the residents of the area. Over the past ten years, numerous attacks were documented in the area; attacks varied from torching crops to destroying residences and structures.

It should be marked that Yesh Kodish populates 150 colonists only.

Land Research Center sees Israel continuous expansion on colonies in the West Bank and Jerusalem at the expense of Palestinian and lands a flagrant violation of Human Rights and all international laws and conventions, which prohibit disposition of public properties in occupied countries.

UN Resolutions

UN Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967: calls for

  • the Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict;
  • Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force." [4]

UN Security Council Resolution 449 of 1979: the Security Council determined:

  • "that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East"

UN Security Council Resolution 452 of 1979: states that

  • "the policy of Israel in establishing settlements in the occupied Arab territories has no legal validity and constitutes a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949"  and "calls upon the Government and people of Israel to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem."

UN Security Council Resolution 465 of 1980:

  • It expressed concern at Israeli settlement policy in the Arab territories and recalled resolutions 237 (1967), 252 (1968), 267 (1969), 271(1969) and 298 (1971). It further called upon the State and people of Israel to dismantle such settlements. The resolution calls on all states ‘not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories’.



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Settlement Expansion