Israeli Occupation Forces confiscate garbage trucks in Qalqiliya governorate

Israeli Occupation Forces confiscate garbage trucks in Qalqiliya governorate


  • Violation: confiscating garbage trucks
  • Location:  Azzun town- Qalqiliya
  • Date:  February 27, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Israeli Occupation Forces
  • Victims:  villages of east Qalqiliya


 A massive force from Israeli Occupation Forces accompanied by the so-called officer of Environment Affairs- Israel Civil Administration raided on February 27, 2017 the landfill founded in Wad Al-Dheeb area in Azzun town and confiscated three garbage trucks. Noteworthy, the confiscated trucks belong to the Council of Solid Waste of east Qalqiliya villages. They were gifted by the Japanese government.

The trucks come in the following models:

  • 2013 Iveco truck that functions in Sanniriya, Kfar Thulth and Azzun villages
  • 2013 Iveco truck that functions in Far'ata, Amateen and Jeinsafout  villages
  • 2014 Volvo that functions in Habla, Izbat Salman, Izbat Al-Ashqar, Azzun Atma and Ras Attyeh 

Photo 1: minutes of confiscation

Photos 2+3: the landfill


It should be noted that Israeli Occupation Forces closed in 2015 the landfill, which was used as a collecting point for the trash and garbage of east Qalqiliya villages before being moved to another landfill called "Zahrat AL-Funjan". The closure came on the claim of the landfill being adjacent to the apartheid wall and is considered an health risk on the nearby colonies.

As a result, the Joint Services Council of east Qalqiliya villages had to choose a new location to use it as landfill. The new choice was the area of Wad Al-Dheeb, north Azzun town.

Engineer Hussein Abdelatif from department of health in Azzun municipality said that the landfill had a capacity of 9 tons of garbage from 16 Palestinian communities.  

Azzun municipality told Land Research Center that after the Israeli Occupation Forces confiscated the garbage trucks, a dilemma in getting rid of garbage emerged in the area and is now posing an imminent threat on the Palestinian suburbs.

Noteworthy, the confiscated trucks were taken to a nearby military camp that is close to Kedumim colony and huge fines were imposed on them as a result.



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


Categories: Confiscation