New outpost in Al-Mughayyir / Ramallah

New outpost in Al-Mughayyir / Ramallah


  • Violation: establishing a new outpost.
  • Location: Al-Mughayyir lands.
  • Date: 02/12/2018.
  • Perpetrator: a group of radical settlers’ gang.
  • Victims: People of Al-Mughayyir.
  • Description:

Villagers of Al-Mughayyir organize weekly popular protests against Israeli settlers’ establishment of a new outpost on the place of Jaba’ait military camp under the support of the Israeli far right radical government.

“Jaba’ait “ Israeli military camp was established in 1980  after the Israeli IOF commander announced the grab of 40 dunums from Al-Mughayyir land to establish a military camp, the camp expanded during Al-Aqsa Intifada of 2000 to become a center of heavy machineries and tanks  from which the occupation troops lunch to attack Palestinian villages. In 2018 the camp was vacated, rapidly number of settlers took over the location and placed tents and animal husbandry farms.

Photos 1-2: The military camp that became an outpost

Faraj An-Na’asan head of Al-Mughayyir village council told LRC Reporter: “This is only an Israeli scheme to take over more Palestinian lands , landowners of the 30 dunums confiscated for 30 years were denied from their natural rights to access or use their lands and now the occupation vacate the area only to hand it to the illegal settlers”.

An-Na’asan confirmed that there are weekly protests against the establishment of the new illegal outpost under the support of far right Israeli government.

Field observation shows that in 2018 many military camps were transformed into outposts under settlers’ control, such as: At-Tayasir, Nahal, Trestia, Brosh Ha Baka, Aj-Jiftlik and now Jaba’ait military camps.

Al Mughayyir, an overview:[1]

Al Mughayyir is located 30 km to the north east of Ramallah; it is inhabited by around 2900 people according to the PBS statistics conducted in 2010.

Most of the village agricultural fields are located in its eastern parts; its total area before the Israeli conquest of the West Bank was 33,055 dunums, 501 dunums of which are considered built-up area.

However, the Israelis announced most of the Jordan Valley region into a military zone excluding more than 27556 dunums from the village total area.

The Israeli occupation confiscated 37 dunums from the village to open the bypass road number 458.

According to Oslo Accords, the village lands are classified as follows:

  • 1695 dunums are considered area B
  • 31360 dunums are considered area C





Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

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