Israel to continue a land grab on 170 dunum in Qalqiliya governorate

Israel to continue a land grab on 170 dunum in Qalqiliya governorate


  • Violation: land expropriation order
  • Location:  Jayyous and Falamya villages
  • Date: December 31, 2016
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims: farmers from the area


Israel Army Commander in the West Bank, Roni Alov, issued the military order number (T/26/02), stating a continuation on a 170 dunum land grab in Jayyous and Falamya villages, northeast Qalqiliya governorate.

The order entitles the Israeli Occupation Forces to continue the seizure of the targeted lands until 2019. Noteworthy the targeted lands were confiscated in 2002 for the purpose of establishing the apartheid wall in the area.

The targeted lands were reported to be located within the natural blocks number 4 and 5 from Falamya village, and number 3 from Jayyous village.

It should be noted that the Israeli Occupation Forces intended to leave the order left by Jayyous entrance without attaching any map illustrating the target location to create a state of confusion for farmers.

About the apartheid wall in Jayyous:

The segregation wall isolated, in 2002, around 8600 dunums form the villages of Jayyous and Falamya. After a long tribunal procedures in Israel Supreme Court, a decision was made on September 9th 2009 to modify the wall to its final status where 2450 dunums from northwest Jayyous shall be returned to their owners.

On January 18th 2013, the modification of the wall started and was represented in ravaging  new areas for the sake of establishing a new modified segment to substitute the old one. The removed segment is of 3km in length from the northwestern side of Jayyous. As a result, 80 dunums were left damaged after the removal.

Photo 1: the apartheid wall on Jayyous and Falamya lands

The military order of land grab


On September 1st  2014, the work on the new segment was done and on September 7th, farmers were given access to their lands, which were returned as a matter of fact.

According to the mayor of Jayyous: " the returned lands contain two artisan wells  namely( Yabok and Abu Thahir) and have more than 25dunums planted with green houses. Rest of the area is olive groves. Noteworthy, the isolated lands have 27dunums planted with vegetables, citrus, olives and guava as well.

About Jayyous:

12km from Qalqiliya governorate, Jayyous has a total land area of 13054, of which 418 dunums are the built-up area, where 2894 people live (2007 census).

The apartheid wall devoured around 8347 dunums from the village. After being modified, the wall is expected to isolate 5800 dunums behind its construction.


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders