Adi Ad colonists destroy 12 olive saplings in the Ramallah village of Turmus’ayya

Adi Ad colonists destroy 12 olive saplings in the Ramallah village of Turmus’ayya
  • Violation:  cutting down and looting 12 olive seedlings
  • Date:  June 09, 2016
  • Location: Turmus'ayya- Ramallah city
  • Perpetrators: Adi Ad colonists
  • Victims:  farmer Mahmoud Jibarah


On June 09, 2016, a group of  Adi Ad colonists sneaked into the area known as " Al-Khawaniq" that is 1km away from the colony and destroyed twelve olive trees aging eight years. The attack was carried out using sharp tools.

It should be marked that the trees belong to famer Mahmoud Jibarah (74) from Turmus'ayya. The farmer is reported to have an unstable health condition, yet he insists on taking good care of his land and trees in an attempt to resist and protect the land from takeover and theft by the occupation. Noteworthy, the farmer informed Israel Police of the incident but unfortunately no actions were taken in that regard.





Photos of the attacked trees


The mayor of Turmus'ayya, Rebhi Abdelrahman, told a research from Land Research Center the following "" Turmus'ayya is a hot spot for colonists' attacks that are represented in cutting down olive trees and attempts to take over lands to serve the colonial plan. During the past two years, 8000 olive saplings were cut down in the area of Al-Dahrat by Adi Ad colonists. Each time farmers plant trees, colonists come and destroy them. Despite all that, farmers' will is still strong against expansion plans of destruction and takeover. New areas are being rehabilitated and other agricultural roads are being opened to stop the occupation's progress and plans" 

About Turmus'ayya:

 It is located 25 km to the north east of Ramallah city. It has a population of 3736 people (according to a 2007 census). Its total area is 18139 dunums, 1350 of which are built-up area. About 11218 dunums of land are under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security) and 6921 dunums are under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control).

The Israeli occupation confiscated vast areas of the village for the benefit of the following colonies:

1.      Shilo and Mizpe Rahel devoured 1023 dunums

2.      Mizpe Rahel  devoured 706 dunums

3.      The bypass road number 60 stole 12.5 dunums



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Settlers Attacks