Israel’s Occupation Forces  halt rehabilitation works on agricultural road in Nablus governorate

Israel’s Occupation Forces  halt rehabilitation works on agricultural road in Nablus governorate


  • Violation: halting rehabilitation works
  • Location:  Furush Beit Dajan village
  • Date:  October 24, 2017
  • Perpetrators: Israel's Occupation Forces 
  • Victims:  farmers of the area


Israel's Occupation Forces  raided on October 24, 2017 the area of mid Jordan Valley, more specifically Furush Beit Dajan village and halted rehabilitation works on a 1.5 km agricultural road. The rehabilitation works were being implemented by Palestine Agricultural Relief.

Reportedly, the attacking force confiscated a dozer from the location and moved it to the nearby Hamra military checkpoint. Noteworthy, the dozer belongs to citizen Iyad Soudeh (54). The occupation justified the act on the claim that the road was founded in area classified "C" according to Oslo Accords. 

The coordinator of Agricultural Relief in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, Azzam Al-Hajj, told Land Research Center that the targeted road was supposed to serve at least 150 dunums planted with field crops. Also, the road was supposed to facilitate farmers movement and tools and products moving .  noteworthy, the occupation previously confiscated agricultural tools and other machineries to ban farmers from using their lands.

Photo 1: the targeted road

Photo of the dozer's minutes of confiscation




About Furush Beit Dajan:

It is located in the middle of Palestinian Jordan Valley and is considered an extension of Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus. It has a total population of 1500 people, 50% of which descend  from Bedouin origins; sheep grazing and agriculture are the main sources of income for such people. The village has a total land area of 14000 dunums; the occupation confiscated 12000 dunums of it for the sake of establishing the colony of al-Hamra in the western side of the village, the colony of Mekhora in the southern part and a  military camp in the eastern side of it. 

The village lacks a master plan; a thing that caused dozens of residences to get notified by the occupation in addition to other dozens that were demolished as a result. The village has about 450 dunums of protected vegetables and 1600 dunums of citrus plantation. 


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


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