Colonial units in Sosiya illegal Israeli settlement / Hebron governorate

Colonial units in Sosiya illegal Israeli settlement / Hebron governorate

March 13-2018, Israeli ministry of Finance revealed Plan (513/4/1) on their webpage targets Sosiya illegal settlement south Yatta- Hebron governorate. The plan takes place in (25.138) dunums and design to build 30 colonial residential unit, facilities and roads.

The following table provides additional information:

number facility Number of residential units Total area
1 Habitation A 20 11.642
2 Habitation B 10 4.105
3 Public institutions   3.187
4 Open public area   2.634
5 Open road   0.617
6 Proposed road plan   2.953
total 25.138

The webpage and local news paper of the occupying state (Israel) revealed that the plan will be valid in (18+20+23 march -2018)

Photos 1-2: Parts of the plan on the webpage of Israeli ministry of Finance.

The plan aims to transform agricultural lands of the area into build up area for the Israeli illegal settlements. In the time of British Mandatory, most of Palestinian territories were labeled as agricultural lands, in order to facilitate Israeli confiscation of Palestinian lands later on.

The British Mandatory plan (RJ -5) is valid in south West Bank , But the Israeli occupation transform agricultural areas into build up areas for their colonial schemes, the Israeli occupation views this lands as a colonial supply to expand at any time.

Sosiya illegal settlement was built over Palestinian confiscated lands south Yatta in 1938 over Susiya archeological Arab hamlet, and over wide areas of agricultural lands belong to Palestinians like An-Nawaja’a family. Settlers of the area commit frequent crimes against farmers aiming to evict the land from its Palestinian owners and take over it.

Legal Feedback:

The constringing policy  by the Israeli occupation authorities   of confiscating Palestinian lands in order to  build illegal random outposts and settlements can only be regarded as a violation of all  international conventions  and agreements like:

The Geneva Fourth convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in the times of war:

Security council resolution 242 year 1967:   Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict; and  Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territoial 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.

Security council resolution 446 year 1979:   Determines 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;

Security council resolution   452 year 1979: the resolution once again denounced Israel’s settlement activities  in territories occupied in 1976 including (East) Jerusalem, this activity constituting a violation of the Fourth Geneva convention, and called on Israel to cease planning and  -construction of settlements

Security council resolution 465 year 1980: calls to dismantle the existing settlements and in particular to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem; Calls upon all States not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connexion with settlements in the occupied territories;

Security council resolution 478 year 1980:  Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the “basic law” on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions,Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City.

Hough  convention 1907 :

Article 46:  the occupying power must not confiscate Private property .

Article 55:  The occupying State shall be regarded only as administrator and usufructuary of public buildings, real estate, forests, and agricultural estates belonging to the hostile State, and situated in the occupied country. It must safeguard the capital of these properties, and administer them in accordance with the rules of usufruct.

Geneve forth convention 1949:

 Article 49: The occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own population into the territories it occupies.

Article 55: Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited.

Article 174:  taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.

Categories: Settlement Expansion