Israel issues an extension order on a land grab in Nablus

Israel issues an extension order on a land grab in Nablus


  • Violation: extending the validity of a land grab order
  • Location:  Asira Al-Qibliya, Beita and Qabalan villages -Nablus city
  • Date: December 24, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims:  residents of the village


The so-called Israel Commander of Army in the West Bank, Roni ALov issued on December 24, 2016 a military order under the number (T/58/06) to extend the validity of confiscation on 4.5 dunum from the lands of Beita and Qabalan villages, south Nablus city. Noteworthy, the targeted area was confiscated in 2006 under the claim of "security reasons".

According to readings of the data of Geographical information system GIS department at Land Research Center for the attached map to the order, the actual area of targeted lands totals15.5 dunums

The targeted lands were identified in the natural bloc no. 5 from the locations of Al-Muntar and Al-Irn, natural block no.6 from the location of Al-Safih from Qabalan village.

Some parts of the targeted lands are founded within the natural block number 1 from Beita village.

According to the field follow-up on the location, the targeted lands were taken to establish a "buffer zone" on both sides of the bypass road number 55.

Photos 1-4: the military order of land grab

Photo 5: the location of targeted lands


Confiscation of 3.76 dunums from Qabalan village:

The Israel Commander of Army also issued the military order number T-59-06 stating a land grab on 3.76 dunums from Qabalan village; more specifically within the natural block number 6.

According to the order, the occupation gave itself the right to control the lands, which are located nearby the bypass road 55, where the occupation set up a watchtower.

Photos 6-8: the military order of land grab

Photo 9: the military watchtower


Qabalan village:

Located 20 kilometer south of Nablus, Qabalan village is surrounded by Beita and Osin villages from north, Yatma village from west, Jurish and Aqraba villages from east and Talfit and Al-Sawiya village from the south.

Qabalan has a population of 7130( census of 2007). It has a total area of 10546 dunums, 1190 of which are built-up area.

Bypasses number 505 devoured more than 396 dunums from Qabalan village for its construction.

According to Oslo Accords, the lands of Qabalan are classified as follows:

  • Area B (7080) dunums (67%)
  • Area C (3467) dunums (33%)

Land grab in Asira Al-Qibliya :

The so-called Israel Commander of Army in the West Bank, Roni ALov, issued on January 24, 2017 a military order under the number (T/25/12) to confiscate 7 dunums from the lands of Asira Al-Qibliya village.

It should be reported that the area was served an order starting extension of validity on 3.9  dunum land grab  on January 2017 on the claim of "security reasons".

Photos 10-13: the land grab order number(T/25/12)

Photo 14: an aerial photo illustrating the recently confiscated lands ( in red color)
and the previous confiscation site ( in black color)


About 'Asira al Qibliya:

13 km west south of Nablus, 'Asira al Qibliya is surrounded by Tell village from the north/ Zeita and Jama'in from the west/ Madama and Yitzhar colony from the east/ 'Urif from the south. 'Asira al Qibliya has a population of 2366 people according to a 2007 census. It has a total area of 6440 dunums, 322 of which are built-up area.

International laws and covenants on violating lands and natural resources:

  1. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 2 stated the following:

All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.

2.Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 17 stated the following:

  •  (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders