Israeli troops torch crops in Idhna / Hebron governorate

Israeli troops torch crops in Idhna / Hebron governorate

Violation: Torching crops.

Date: May 16 2018.

Location: Idhna town/ Hebron governorate.

Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation army.

Victims: Farmer Wajih Aj-Jiawi.

Description: Wajih Aj-Jiawi (57) said that Israeli troops torched 20 dunums of agricultural lands belong to him. Noteworthy, the targeted plots are adjacent to the apartheid wall.

Aj-Jiawi asserted: “ I received a phone call from my son telling me that 3 Israeli troops entered the plot and set the crops on fire.

Other farmers rushed to the land and killed the fire after it ate the whole crops.


When I reached my land, the perpetrators were still there, I asked them why they set the land on fire, they denied. I told them that my son had seen them, they replied in Hebrew –which is a language I speak- We will set you in fire if you do not leave the place, so I left with other farmers.

Aj-Jiawi was a victim of several Israeli assaults since the Israeli occupation authorities built an Apartheid wall in the town. Israeli troops fire gas-bombs towards Aj-Jiawi and his herd to force him evict his lands that surround the wall.

Noteworthy, the apartheid wall devoured 20 dunums of the Idhna’s land.

About Idhna:

It is 18km west of Hebron. According to statistics conducted in 2007, Idhna is inhabited by 19,012 people. It has a total area of 26,152 dunums, 2653of which are the village’s built-up area.

The Israeli occupation confiscated 107 dunums of Idhna for the Apartheid Wall. Not only that, more than 3,511 dunums were isolated behind the wall as a result of its construction.

Besides, the bypass road number 35 -that is 4,674 meters long- confiscated more than 467 dunums from  the village lands


Categories: Agriculture