Israel to establish new outpost in vacated military camp in Tubas governorate

Israel to establish new outpost in vacated military camp in Tubas governorate


  • Violation: plan to establish new outpost
  • Location:  Al-Tayasir area- Tubas
  • Date:  February 20, 2018
  • Perpetrators:  colonial private organization
  • Victims:  owners of lands in the area



Al-Tayasir military camp was established in 1992 on 16 dunums area registered as property of Jordanian Treasury. It was evacuated in 2008 but structures were still there under the control of the occupation.

Reportedly, colonial organization "Ateret Cohanim", used the camp to house a number of cows as a step to impose a de facto. Soldiers of the occupation stationed in the nearby checkpoint did nothing in that regard. This is to say that colonists' step is blessed by the occupation.


Photos 1-3: Al-Tayasir vacated camp with a view of colonists' cars in it


The responsible of Jordan Valley file, Mu'taz Bsharat said that this a step to legalize a new agricultural outpost in the area.

Colonial groups and association such like Elad and Ateret Cohanim impose their agendas on the Israeli government to ratify and approve their colonial plans of takeover. Purchase and selling are being done through rigged documents.

According to Bsharat, transforming a military camp into an outpost is a recurrent phenomenon in Jordan Valley. In 1983, the occupation tuned a military camp into a colony now known as "Shadmot Mehola". Same thing happened in 1991 and Arjman colony was established as a result. Latest incident was when Brosh HaBika military camp was turned into an outpost.

Reportedly, Palestinian farmers and herders are stripped of rights to use lands and graze sheep in their lands because the occupation claimed them as "state lands". Ironically, such lands are given to colonists to freely implement expansionist plans.

Land Research Center sees Israel continuous expansion on colonies in the West Bank and Jerusalem at the expense of Palestinians and lands a flagrant violation of Human Rights and all international laws and conventions, which prohibit disposition of public properties in occupied countries.

UN Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967: calls for

  • the Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict;
  • Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force." [4]

UN Security Council Resolution 449 of 1979: the Security Council determined:

  • "that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East"

UN Security Council Resolution 452 of 1979: states that

  • "the policy of Israel in establishing settlements in the occupied Arab territories has no legal validity and constitutes a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949"  and "calls upon the Government and people of Israel to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem."

UN Security Council Resolution 465 of 1980:

  • It expressed concern at Israeli settlement policy in the Arab territories and recalled resolutions 237 (1967), 252 (1968), 267 (1969), 271(1969) and 298 (1971). It further called upon the State and people of Israel to dismantle such settlements. The resolution calls on all states ‘not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories’.


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


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