Uprooting and stealing 140 saplings in Bardala town/ Tubas governorate

Uprooting and stealing 140 saplings in Bardala town/ Tubas governorate


  • Violation: uprooting and stealing Aloe saplings.
  • Location: Bardala town/ East Tubas governorate.
  • Date: 19/12/2018.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation army.
  • Victims: Farmer Hussain Sawafta.


The Israeli troops and an officer from the Israeli occupation civil administration raided Bardala in the northern Jordan valley , and carried on uprooting 140 Aloe saplings , then sabotaged 350 meters of the irrigation network that provided water for the saplings.

The targeted saplings belong to Hussain Sawafta from Bardala town, this is the third time Hussain finds himself subjected by Israeli assaults this year, In April 25 the occupation uprooted and stole 380 olive saplings from his land, at that time number of activists recultivated the plot only after 4 days in 29 of the same month the occupation troops uprooted the cultivated200 olive saplings.

Noteworthy, the state’s properties department served an eviction order to farmer Sawafta in January 22-2018 under claims that the land is a state’s property.

The so called the state’s properties department served several eviction military orders targeting lands in Bardala, most of the targeted lands are olive groves.

Photos 1-4: The targeted land

About Bardala 

The village is situated 25 km to the north of Tubas. It is surrounded by the Green Line (north), Raba (west), Ain al Baeda (east) and Tubas (south).

It has a population of 1607 people according to a 2017 census. It’s total area is 18329 dunum, 404 of which is built-up area.

The Israeli occupation devoured 252 dunums of its land to open the  bypasses road #’90. It also confiscated 819 dunums to build the Separation Wall(8197 in length)  and isolated 2100 dunums of Bardala land as a result.

According to Oslo Accords, 90% of the village is area C, i.e. under Israeli authority while only 5% is area B.

Area B (910 dunum)

Area C (16845 dunum)


Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Agriculture