Israel to confiscate 68 dunums for military claims/ Tubas governorate

Israel to confiscate 68 dunums for military claims/ Tubas governorate

Violation: Military order for lands confiscation.

Location: Ras Al-Ahmar – Sahel Al-Bikai’a/ Tubas governorate.

Date: July 24/ 2018.

Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation army.

Victims: 38 Palestinian families.


The Israeli troops carry out racist measures to restrict Palestinian farmers’ movement and prohibit them from conducting any developmental projects.

The Israeli occupation army commander in west bank Nedaf Alof issued military order (18/16 /MD) that confiscates 68.186 dunums from Sahel Al-Bukei’a lands.




Photo 1-3: A view of Sahel Al-Bukei’a.

Field observation shows that the following lands east of Sahel Al-Bukei’a are subjected:

area Natural block location
Tubas 56 road between plots in area 15
57 Road between plots 27,12,8,4
59 Road between 1-5 ,3-12,07-17,15-22,19-31,24
60 Road between plots 0
238 Road between plots 2-5
239 Road between plots 2-8,10
240 Road between plots 3-6, 8-13, 11-21, 14-24, 22-32, 25-33
241 Road between plots 1-23, 17-24
242 Road between plots 8


The targeted plots are registered in the Palestinian department of finance in the names of 38 farmers from Tumon town and Tubas city. (Source: Tubas governor’s office)

Sahel Al-Bukei’a in lines:

Al Bukei’a is located in Tubas, stretching from Tamoun town and reaching up to the Jordanian borders in the east.

Its total area is around 60000 dunums.

8 residential gatherings are placed in the area, 6 of them are random ones. Most of the people there depend on herding in their livings.

This area witnessed too many violations and attacks by the Israeli occupation over the past 40 years. Lately, the Israeli authorities confiscated 2km of water pipelines that were used to move water from the area of Beit Dajan to Sahel al-Bikai’a. Not only, shepherds were not safe from the Israeli violations represented in dentition , sheep confiscation,  and physical assaults. Fines are imposed on shepherds as per restoring their sheep as a result.

There is no doubt that the military trainings held in the area are causing massive destruction to agricultural lands and crops, subsequently affecting animal reproduction season.

In 2000, the occupation started digging a trench(2km in length, 3m width, and 4m in depth) for the sake of taking over the lands of the area and limiting the farmers movement in and outside the valley ” Sahel al-Bikai’a”. As a result, more than 40,000 dunums were segregated to the western side of the trench. Not only that, the agriculture sector was badly affected in terms of farmers and products.




Categories: Military Orders