Sealing off an agricultural road in Deir Nitham/ Ramallah governorate

Sealing off an agricultural road in Deir Nitham/ Ramallah governorate


  • Violation: Sealing off and agricultural road via a metal gate.
  • Location : Deir Nitham village/ Ramallah city.
  • Date: 28/08/2019.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation forces.
  • Victims: People of Deir Nitham village.


 Wednesday, 28th August 2019, The Israeli occupation forces set up a metal gate on an agricultural road north the village. The targeted road named “As-Sarb” is also used as a village entrance under the continuous Israeli occupation’s closure of the town’s southern entrance with a roadblock, and the northern entrance with a metal gate.

Noteworthy, the targeted road is vital, it was rehabilitated in 2013, and serves tens of dunums of olive groves.

Deir Nitham village council head Ahmad At-Tamimi told LRC reporter:

“Recently the occupation have been tightening the siege around the village , the dirt road was the villagers’ only way out, after closing it with a metal gate the town became completely isolated , and the situation is becoming disastrous after sealing off all the roads in and out the village” .

At-Tamimi asserted:

“On the other hand, settlers of “Halmish” are harassing the town’s people by throwing stones on the passing cars, under the protection of the occupation army. While the occupation forces claim that the town’s people throw stones towards settlers of “Halmish illegal settlement” , and impose a siege over them.”

Photos 1-3: the metal gate


About Deir Nitham village:[1]

25 kilometers north west Ramallah, Deir Nitham village is surrounded by An-Nabi Salih and Bni Zeid Al-Gharbeyeh towns (north) , ‘Abud (west) , Kobar and  Umm Safa (east) and Beitillu (south). It has a population of 876 people in 2017 census.

Deir Nitham has an area of 2,758 dunums , 161 of them are a built up area of the town, the Israeli illegal occupation confiscated parts of the towns’ lands for the following purposes:

  • “Hallamish” illegal settlement confiscated more than 604 dunums, est5ableshed in 1977.
  • Bypass roads (450 and 465) confiscated over 250 dunums.

The land is divided according to Oslo convention to B and C areas:

Area B : 128 dunums.

Area C : 2,630 dunums.





Prepared by

 The Land Research Center

Categories: Closure