Closing two roads in Haris

Closing two roads in Haris


  • Violation: closing several roads via cement blocks.
  • Location: Haris / North Salfit.
  • Date: 21/04/2019.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation army.
  • Victims: farmers in the village.


In 21st April 2019 , The Israeli occupation army closed several roads in Haris via cement blocks , the roads are as the following:

  • One of them is in the eastern neighborhood, and leads to bypass 55, which splits Salfit and connects Israeli Illegal settlements to each other.

The road was closed during last February, without a clear reason.

Photos 1-2: closure of a road in the western area


  • The Israeli occupation troops also closed an agricultural road that connects the town to “Al-Marhat” area  . The closed agricultural road serves tens of farmers from Haris and Deir Isreya, and leads to about 80 dunums of olive groves close to Revava settlement.

Photos 3-4: closure of an agricultural road

The occupation claims that the road was closed for security , while farmer Rezq Abu Naser said that the targeted road is there for more than 40 years and have been serving hundreds of dunums of agricultural lands before the construction of Revava.


About Haris: [1]

7km to the northwest of Salfit governorate, Haris is located with a total land area of 8769 dunum, of which 190 dunums are the village’s built-up area. Haris is surrounded by the villages of Deir Istiya from the north, Kifl Haris from the east, Kfar ad-Deek and Bruqin from the southwest and Qarawat Bani Hassan from the west.

It has a total population of 4,137 people according to the census of Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics for 2017. Those people hail from the following families: Abu Atta, Dawoud, Salamih, Sultan, Shihada, Souf, Faz’, Awwad, Qasim, and Klaib.




Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Closure