Israeli occupation authorities to extend the validity of three dunums seizure on Jalud lands

Israeli occupation authorities to extend the validity of three dunums seizure on Jalud lands


  • Violation: seizing Palestinian lands
  • Location:  Jalud village- Nablus governorate
  • Date: April 21, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims:  farmers of the village


Jalud village has always been suffering from the occupation practices, violations and attacks that aim at displacing people and taking farmers lands over.

It should be marked that the commander of Israeli army in the West Bank issued the military order number (T17/13) to extend the validity on a three dunum confiscated land from Jalud village. The confiscation occurred for the sake of opening a colonial road on farmers lands; more specifically in the following natural blocks :

  • Natural block number 20 from Abu Al-Qasbar location
  • Natural block number 19 from Khallet Al-Wusta location
  • Natural block number 22 from Al-Jneineh location

According to the order, which was originally issued on March 2013, the road will link three outposts to each other namely ( Ahya, Yesh Kodish and Kida). Noteworthy, the occupation is working hard to legalize the aforementioned outposts. This happens through creating infrastructures and roads networks for the outposts to prove legitimacy for legalization.


Photos 1-3: the military order attached to a map

Photo 4: the outpost Yesh Kodish

Photo 5: Jalud village with a view of Ahya outpost from the right and Yesh Kodish from the left


On the other hand, the chairman of Jalud village council, Abdallah Mohammad, expressed concerns regarding the new military order, which comes in time with the military  order number (T/5/78) that stated the abolition of a confiscation on 1705 dunums from Jalud lands in 1978.

The aforementioned order returned 1675 dunums to their owners and kept 30 other dunums on the claim of  " military watchtowers presence". Before being returned, the lands were given to colonists to exploit. Palestinian didn’t stand silent and submitted a lawsuit to Israel Supreme Court to restore their lands, which is what recently happened.

It should be marked that parts of the recently confiscated lands are founded within the returned lands.

Land Research Center sees Israel continuous expansion on colonies in the West Bank and Jerusalem at the expense of Palestinians 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: Military Orders