New caravans added to the illegal Israeli outpost of Tapuah Violation:  adding new caravans

New caravans added to the illegal Israeli outpost of Tapuah  Violation:  adding new caravans


  • Location: Yasuf village- Salfit
  • Date:  April 01, 2018
  • Perpetrators: Tapuah colony
  • Victims:  number of Yasuf farmers



Within the expansionist plan of Tapuah, Israeli Occupation Forces added, by the beginning of April, nineteen caravans to the illegal colony; more specifically at the southeastern side of it known as "security periphery".  Reportedly, the caravans will be deployed on an area of 16 dunums.



Photos 1-5: the newly added caravans

The red stars indicate the new added caravans

The chair of Yasuf village council, Nash'at Abdelfattah, pointed out that Tapuah colony is the biggest challenge that Yasuf faces for the colony controls vast areas from the village; more specifically in the northern and western sides. This deprives farmers from using almost 28% of the agricultural lands of the village.He also talked about the frequent colonists' attacks on olive trees and crops, leaving the sector of agricultural venerable.

About Kfar Tapuah:

It was established on lands of Yasuf village. The colony overlooks Za'tara intersection that separates the northern part of the West Bank from its southern one. The inhabitants of this colon y are fanatic Jews who follow Maer Kahana that was killed in the USA. Kahana called upon expelling Arab Palestinians out of Palestine.

Kfar Tapuah totals 233 dunums and includes a military camp .It was established in 1982.


It is 16km south of Nablus. Yasuf is surrounded by Huwwara and Jamma'in (north), Marda (west), Yatma (east), and Iskaka (south).

Yasuf is inhabited by 2090 people (according to 2013 projections). It has a total area of 6037 dunums, 330 of which are built-up area of the village.

The Israeli occupation confiscated 814 dunums for these two colonies: Kfar Tapuah colony which was built on Yasuf lands in 1978. The colony is inhabited by 523 colonists and Rachelim- Shvut that was built in 1991 and devoured 10 dunums.

Besides, the bypass road number 508 confiscated more than 155 dunums of the village lands.

According to Oslo Accords, only 1427 dunums of Yasuf lands are under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security) while most of Yasuf is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). About of 4609 dunums of Yasuf is in area C.



Prepared by
 The Land Research Center