New colonial outpost on the lands of Birin Hamlet in Hebron governorate
- Violation: establishing new Israeli outpost
- Location: Birin- Bani Na'im town
- Date: November 10, 2016
- Perpetrators: fanatic colonists
- Victims: residents of the hamlet
A group of fanatic colonists established a new colonial outpost on lands of Birin hamlet, west Bani Na'im town in Hebron governorate. According to the area's residents, colonists attacks started in 2002 when a group of colonists set up a caravan on top of a mountain that overlooks Birin area. Next thing was opening a road that links the outpost with the bypass road no. 316 and fencing a one dunum land. Noteworthy, the road was opened at the expense of Burqan Palestinian family.
A year later, the caravan was replaced with stone and cement house and the area became a touring and place for fun and holding religious rituals.
On November 10, 2016 a group of colonists raised flags on the building and resided there for three nights under protection of Israeli Occupation Forces. People of the area fear that colonists would expand the outpost at the expense of Al-Makhamreh family lands.
It is located to the southwest of Bani Na’im village and is inhabited by 300 people. The hamlet is edged by Bani Haiver colony from the east and the bypass road no. 60 from the west. Residents of the area were expelled from Negev area and now depend on agriculture and livestock husbandry as main sources of income. The hamlet accommodates one only primary school (1st- 7th grades). Birin (two water wells) was named after two water wells founded in the area.
The Land Research Center