Israeli to establish a new settlement north West Bank

Israeli to establish a new settlement north West Bank


  • Violation: establishing a new illegal settlement in West Bank.
  • Location: parts of Salfit and Qalqilya Governorates.
  • Date: 28/01/2019.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation settlements council in west bank.
  • Victims: number of Palestinian farmers.


The Israeli globes in their January 28 issue published an article about the Israeli government intention to build a new settlement for Orthodox Jews north the occupied West Bank.

According to the Israeli newspaper, The first phase of the project will be built on 213 dunums of lands grabbed from Bedya and Qarawat bani Husan (Salfit), Sanerya and Kafr Thulth from (Qalqilya) within natural block 2, pieces 1 , 49,8.

According to The Globes, Minister of construction “Yoav Galant” gave instruction to head of settlements council Yossi Dagan , in order to start building a new city for Orthodox Jews , and name it “The Elite Generation”.

Ayed Marar from the legal department in The Palestinian Colonization and Wall Resistance commission: “The real threat is in grabbing hundred of dunums of olive groves for this colonial scheme, it will also prevent farmers from reaching wide areas of agricultural lands under claims of settlers’ security.

Marar asserted: “the new scheme will cut down geographical connection between several Palestinian communities, halt its urban expansion or land use. Noteworthy, the targeted lands are classified as C area in Oslo convention.”

On the other hand, Palestinian land owners prepared legal files in order to file objection on the construction of this new illegal settlement on their lands.

Photos 1+2: The post that clarifies the construction of a new settlement and its location

Photos 3+4: the targeted lands

Legal Feedback:

The con-stringing policy  by the Israeli occupation authorities   of confiscating Palestinian lands in order to  build illegal random outposts and settlements can only be regarded as a violation of all  international conventions  and agreements like:

The Geneva Fourth convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in the times of war:

Security council resolution 242 year 1967:   Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict; and  Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territoial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force.


Security council resolution 446 year 1979:   Determines that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East;

Security council resolution   452 year 1979: the resolution once again denounced Israel’s settlement activities  in territories occupied in 1976 including (East) Jerusalem, this activity constituting a violation of the Fourth Geneva convention, and called on Israel to cease planning and construction of settlements

Security council resolution 465 year 1980: calls to dismantle the existing settlements and in particular to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem; Calls upon all States not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connexion with settlements in the occupied territories;                

Security council resolution 478 year 1980:  Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the “basic law” on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions,Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City.

Hough  convention 1907 :

Article 46:  the occupying power must not confiscate Private property .

Article 55:  The occupying State shall be regarded only as administrator and usufructuary of public buildings, real estate, forests, and agricultural estates belonging to the hostile State, and situated in the occupied country. It must safeguard the capital of these properties, and administer them in accordance with the rules of usufruct.

Geneve forth convention 1949:

 Article 49: The occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own population into the territories it occupies.

Article 55: Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited.

Article 174:  taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.