Settlers Torch tens of agricultural dunums and uproot olive saplings/ Ramallah governorate

Settlers Torch tens of agricultural dunums and uproot olive saplings/ Ramallah governorate

Violation: uprooting 16 olive saplings and torching tens of agricultural dunums.

Location: Deir Jarir / Ramallah governorate.

Date: June 27 / Ramallah governorate.

Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation army.

Victims: Farmers Mohammad Farahneh and Mohammad Al-Ka’abneh.


Wednesday, June 27 of 2018 number of settlers from “Kukhav Hashahar” sneaked to an area known of (Al-Enjasa) in Deir Jarir town- North west Ramallah and set fire on a ten-dunums barely field.

The torched field belongs to farmer Mohammad Ka’abneh who is the supporter of 13 family members, 9 of them are minors. The affected told LRC observer: “in the evening of Wednesday I received a phone call from a friend telling me that my field is on fire. When I rushed to the area, I saw 2 settlers running away towards “Kukhav Hashaher” settlement. I called the Palestinian fire department; they came and helped killing the fire”

In the same context, settlers uprooted 16 olives seedlings (aging 4 years) belong to farmer Mohammad Farahneh the supporter of 7 family members, 4 of them are children. Farahneh told LRC observer “I cultivated my land of 200 olive trees to protct it from colonial expansion. The area of Enjasa witnessed several Israeli assaults, I had a feeling that my land will be targeted in the next assault- that is what happened-.”

The attacks happened on the eyesight and under the protection of the Israeli occupation army.

Noteworthy, same gang of colonists sabotaged a Vine field in Ein Sameia, As Eid Ajaj Head of Deir Jarir rural council told LRC observer “ Deir Jarir was subjected by several settlers’ assaults, And despite the numerous complaints to the Israeli coordination office, no measurements were taken against the perpetrators”


Photo 1-5: The targeted olive field.

Photos 6-8: a view of the torched barely field.

  • About Deir Jarir:[1]

Located 12 km to the northeast of Ramallah city, Deir Jarir is surrounded by Al Mazra’a Ash Sharqiya and Kafr Malik (north), Silwad (west), Kokhav Hashahar colony (east), and At Tayba village (south).

It has a population of 5140 people (according to 2014 population projections). Its total area is 33,332 dunums, 793 of which are built-up area.

The Israeli occupation confiscated 2482 dunums of the village for the benefit of:

  1. Kokhav Hashahar colony that devoured 1358 dunums of the village lands. It was built in 1977 and is inhabited by 1367 colonists.
  2. Bypass roads number 449 and 458 that devoured 1124 dunums

According to Oslo Accords, about 4906 dunums of Deir Jarir land are under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security) and 28426 dunums are under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control).


Categories: Settlers Attacks